How can people experiencing multiple needs and the organisations that support them take part in social action? David McCormack, Engagement and Co-production Worker at Fulfilling Lives Newcastle and Gateshead and Nicola Drinkwater, Senior Policy Officer at Clinks reflect on a recent opportunity to explore these issues as part of an oral evidence session held by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Complex Needs and Dual Diagnosis.
For many people experiencing multiple needs, moving towards work is an important ambition. Our policy manager Sam Thomas spoke at an event this week on why achieving social justice demands we focus on those with the furthest to travel. In this blog he explores some of the issues that came up in the debate.
Shortly before this week’s election announcement, the government launched a paper setting out how they plan to tackle some big social issues. What does this new plan have to say about people with multiple needs, and how might the upcoming election affect it? In this blog, Ayaz Manji, Policy Officer at Mind, takes a closer look.
MEAM has responded to the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s Universal Credit inquiry. Chris Brill, Policy Manager at Homeless Link, shares evidence from our local partners on the impact that Universal Credit rollout is having on people they support.
The government’s flagship welfare reform programme is gathering pace. Ayaz Manji, Policy and Campaigns Officer at Mind and Paul Anderson, Policy Manager at Homeless Link have been monitoring its impact on people with multiple needs.
Today, the Making Every Adult Matter coalition publishes a new briefing that explores how people with multiple needs can be supported towards employment. It is based on interviews across England with people seeking work, and the practitioners that support them.
Jonathon Graham spoke to Andy and Caine, who live in supported housing in the north-west, about their experiences of finding work, challenges they’ve faced, and how they think things could be improved.
Sam Thomas asks what a change in the government’s tone on welfare reform tells us about the need to listen to frontline voices.