Addressing multiple needs in the NHS: an opportunity to influence

NHS England have recently published several important papers setting out the things they expect every local healthcare trust to do over the next two years, and how they are going to support these ambitions. In this blog, Andrew Brown (@andrewbrown365), a consultant to the Making Every Adult Matter coalition on substance misuse issues, provides some background.

View our Walking the Frontline exhibition online

Last month we launched Walking the Frontline, an exhibition in Birmingham sharing the ideas and perspectives of people with multiple needs and those who support them.  Using our interactive online map, you can now explore the displays from the exhibition.

Launch of Walking the Frontline in Birmingham

On Tuesday 7 June, the Making Every Adult Matter coalition launched a new exhibition sharing the ideas and perspectives of people with multiple needs and those who support them.

Designed with the help of participants in Voices from the Frontline, a project led by MEAM’s embedded policy team over the last two years, the exhibition tells stories about the challenges people are facing, and the lessons that policymakers can draw from their experiences.

At the opening reception, there were contributions from Dr. Adrian Phillips, Director of Public Health for Birmingham, and Richard Harris, an expert by experience from co-organisers Birmingham Changing Futures Together, who created a new painting for the exhibition.

Our vote is a freedom that we all deserve

Ruth Wallbank is a Systems Broker at Voices of Stoke, supporting individuals experiencing multiple needs. In this guest blog on election day, she reflects on voting and what it means – both for her, and for the people she works with.

Measuring the whole person

In this blog, Jonathon Graham from Homeless Link reflects on a new review of research into experiences of multiple needs, and how it links with his work on Voices from the Frontline.