Publications

Publications, correspondence and consultation responses:

  • MEAM impact report 2015-2016

    MEAM impact report 2015-2016

    MEAM’s 2015-16 impact report looks at our progress against our shared vision: that everyone experiencing multiple needs in every local area can reach their full potential and contribute to their communities.

     

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  • Ministerial responsibilities following the EU referendum

    Ministerial responsibilities following the EU referendum

    On 13 July Theresa May appointed her new Cabinet. This briefing sets out the Ministerial positions that we think are likely to have the most significant responsibilities affecting people with multiple needs.

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  • Opportunity knocks: a briefing on devolution and multiple needs in England

    Opportunity knocks: a briefing on devolution and multiple needs in England

     

    This briefing explores how services supporting people with multiple needs in England can take advantage of new devolved powers, and sets out how tackling multiple needs can help commissioners deliver on their wider ambitions for public service reform.

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  • Steps towards employment

    Steps towards employment

    This briefing 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.

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  • Changing systems, changing lives: a brief review of the MEAM coalition

    Changing systems, changing lives: a brief review of the MEAM coalition

    MEAM has published an independent evaluation of its work over the last two years, undertaken by Jean Barclay in early 2016.

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  • Involving experts by experience

    Involving experts by experience

    The second part of the Voices from the Frontline policy influencing guide gives advice and guidance on involving experts by experience in policy work.

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  • Influencing local policy

    Influencing local policy

    The first part of the Voices from the Frontline policy influencing guide aims to help you engage with a wide range of different bodies and stakeholders across criminal justice, health and housing; make them aware of the distinct needs of this group; and ensure they are taken into account in the design and delivery of services.

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  • MEAM Representation to the Spending Review 2015

    MEAM Representation to the Spending Review 2015

    MEAM has made a representation to the 2015 Spending Review, setting out our case for a national focus on multiple needs.

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  • MEAM response to the independent review into the impact on employment outcomes of drug or alcohol addiction, and obesity

    MEAM has responded to Dame Carol Black’s independent review, setting out evidence on what supports employment  people with drug and alcohol problems in finding and staying in employment.

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  • MEAM written evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry into welfare-to-work provision

    MEAM has submitted written evidence to the Work and Pensions select committee, based on conversations with people with experience of multiple needs and the staff who work with them.

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  • Solutions from the Frontline

    Solutions from the Frontline

    Based on the ideas and experiences of people with multiple needs, this report sets out how the new Government, as well as national and local policy makers and commissioners, can act to reduce stigma, improve services, and support people to achieve their ambitions.

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  • Mental Health Taskforce

    Mental Health Taskforce

    MEAM has made a submission on multiple needs to the Mental Health Taskforce.

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  • Individuals with multiple needs - the case for a national focus

    Individuals with multiple needs - the case for a national focus

    MEAM and the Gulbenkian Foundation have published a paper setting out the case for a new national focus on individuals with multiple needs. (An executive summary is also available.)

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  • MEAM asks for the next government

    MEAM asks for the next government

    In advance of May, MEAM has published three top-level asks for the next government. We will be working with decision makers before and after the election to ensure that these asks – and the recommendations from the Voices From the Frontline project – are considered by the next administration.

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  • MEAM Approach support

    MEAM Approach support

    MEAM has published a leaflet outlining the support we can provide to local areas using the MEAM Approach.

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  • The MEAM Approach - One Year On

    The MEAM Approach - One Year On

    MEAM has produced a new brochure outlining the progress to date on The MEAM Approach in various areas across the country.

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  • Voices from the Frontline

    Voices from the Frontline

    Listening to people with multiple needs
    and those who support them

    Our launch publication explores the experiences of people with complex needs and the frontline staff who are working with them.

    It draws on in-depth conversations with over 50 people and survey research with 140 services across the country. It calls for politicians and civil servants to involve those with complex problems in shaping future policy to avoid negative consequences.

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  • Baroness Tyler's speech to the House of Lords

    Baroness Tyler's speech to the House of Lords

    Baroness Tyler, Chair of MEAM, has called for a new national focus on individuals with multiple needs, during a House of Lords debate on Social Justice.

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  • Evidence from the frontline

    Evidence from the frontline

    How policy changes are affecting people experiencing multiple needs

    The interim report from our Voices from the Frontline project features the results of a survey of over 140 local services.

    Our findings suggest that recent welfare reforms are having a negative impact on people with multiple needs. The report also explores the effect of changes to the way services are commissioned.

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  • Learning on collaboration

    Learning on collaboration

    MEAM recently gave a presentation about collaboration and what we have learnt.

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  • Year two longitudinal analysis of the pilots

    Year two longitudinal analysis of the pilots

    This report from FTI Consulting and Pro Bono Economics highlights the considerable wellbeing improvements and financial savings that a more coordinated approach can deliver, including one pilot which reduced service use costs by 26.4% over the study period.  You can also read about the report in the Independent on Sunday.

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  • MEAM evaluation

    MEAM evaluation

    MEAM has published an independent interim evaluation of its work since 2009, including its support to local areas using the MEAM Approach.  The evaluation was completed by Jean Barclay and associates in spring 2014.

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  • Within Reach: The new politics of multiple needs and exclusions

    Within Reach: The new politics of multiple needs and exclusions

    As we approach 2015, politicians of all parties are beginning to define the ideas that will shape our public services for the future.  But what does this thinking really mean for those facing multiple needs and exclusions? In Within Reach politicians and policy experts from across the political spectrum outline how our services need to change to provide the kind of support the most vulnerable in our society really need

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  • Fulfilling Lives: A guide to the new policy environment for multiple needs

    Fulfilling Lives: A guide to the new policy environment for multiple needs

    This document, developed by Dr Marcus Roberts at DrugScope, provides a comprehensive overview of recent policy changes across health, mental health, homelessness, substance misuse and criminal justice.

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  • Progress report on multiple needs and exclusions

    Progress report on multiple needs and exclusions

    MEAM has published a joint Progress report on multiple needs and exclusions with our partners Revolving Doors. It follows the launch of the cross-departmental Social Justice Strategy, in which the government made a clear commitment to the most disadvantaged adults in our society. Using the five recommendations from Turning the Tide, this briefing outlines a series of next steps for us, our partners and the government to work towards improved service delivery and coordination for individuals facing multiple needs and exclusions.

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  • IFG MEAM Briefing

    IFG MEAM Briefing

    Last year the Institute for Government – in partnership with MEAM and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – hosted a roundtable discussion entitled ‘Adults with multiple needs and exclusions: the challenges for government and public services.’ A policy briefing discussing the lessons from the event and more recent political developments is now available. Please see this page on the Institute for Government website for more information on the event and its speakers (Jan 2011)

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  • Turning the Tide

    Turning the Tide

    Turning the Tide: A Vision Paper for multiple needs and exclusions is a joint publication by MEAM and Revolving Doors. The paper addresses the huge financial and social costs of society’s failure to support the 60,000 adults facing multiple needs and exclusions in Britain today. Turning the Tide sets out how this damage can be prevented and is a call to action for political leaders from all parties. (Sept 11)

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  • A four point manifesto for tackling multiple needs and exclusions

    A four point manifesto for tackling multiple needs and exclusions

    MEAM launched its four-point manifesto at party conferences in 2009

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  • Hardest to Reach? – The politics of multiple needs and exclusions

    Hardest to Reach? – The politics of multiple needs and exclusions

    Hardest to Reach? – The politics of multiple needs and exclusions looks at the political challenges for left and right of tackling multiple needs and exclusions and makes the case for a multiple needs and exclusions Green Paper early in this Parliament. Produced by the Fabian Society in association with Making Every Adult Matter and with funding from the Gulbenkian Foundation, the book includes cross-party contributions from Hilary Armstong MP, Iain Duncan Smith MP (Centre for Social Justice), Alasdair Murray (CentreForum), David Halpern and Akash Paun (Institute for Government) and exciting new public attitudes work from Peter Kellner (YouGov). You can also read the joint letter that accompanied the book’s launch (April 2010)

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  • Navigating change: using new crime, health and financial structures to tackle multiple needs and exclusions

    Navigating change: using new crime, health and financial structures to tackle multiple needs and exclusions

    Do you need advice on police & crime commissioners, health & wellbeing boards, payment by results? This new briefing on emerging structures collates key resources from Clinks, DrugScope, Homeless Link, Mind and others to help you engage and influence in the new landscape.

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  • Adults with Multiple Needs and Exclusions:

    Adults with Multiple Needs and Exclusions:

    Last year the Institute for Government – in partnership with MEAM and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – hosted a roundtable discussion entitled ‘Adults with multiple needs and exclusions: the challenges for government and public services.’ A policy briefing discussing the lessons from the event and more recent political developments is now available. Please see this page on the Institute for Government website for more information on the event and its speakers (Jan 2011)

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  • MEAM’s member organisations have made a joint response to the Department of Health’s consultation on regulation and guidance around the introduction of the 2014 Care Act (August 2014)

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  • MEAM has contributed to a joint response to the second consultation on Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNA) and Joint Heath and Wellbeing Strategies (JHWS) (September 12)

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  • MEAM has responded to the Department of Health consultation on the draft guidance document for joint strategic needs assessments and health and well being strategies (February 2012)

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  • MEAM and Revolving Doors have submitted evidence to the Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry into Community Budgets  (January 2012)

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  • MEAM has responsed to the NHS Listening Exercise (May 2011)

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  • MEAM has responded to the Public Health Outcomes Framework consultation (March 2011)

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  • Fourteen organisations (including MEAM) publish joint briefing on the importance of Supporting People services

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  • MEAM has responded to the Treasury’s call for evidence on the Public Service Reform White Paper (Jan 2011)

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  • MEAM has responded to the fairer future for social housing consultation (Jan 2011)

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  • MEAM has worked with Adfam on its latest good practice briefing, InPractice, which looks at multiple needs and exclusions and families (Jan 2011)

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  • MEAM has responded to the 21st Century Welfare consultation (Oct 2010)

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  • MEAM has submitted evidence to the Poverty and Life Chances review (Oct 2010)

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  • MEAM has responded to the Drugs Strategy consultation (Sept 2010)

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  • MEAM has made a submission to the Spending Review 2010 asking the government to include a clear statement on the importance of cooperation between local services in achieving coordinated, cost effective delivery for people facing multiple needs and exclusions (Aug 2010)

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  • MEAM has responded to the Law Commission’s consultation on Adult Social Care law (Jun 2010)

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  • MEAM’s response to the New Horizons consultation (Oct 2009)

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  • MEAM has commissioned a report about service users’ perspectives of multiple needs and exclusions from Revolving Doors Agency and its National Service User Forum (Sept 2009)

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  • MEAM has written to Sir Gus O’Donnell, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service, about multiple needs and exclusions in the next spending review (Aug 2009)

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  • In From the Margins: Making Every Adult Matter was published at the coalition’s first conference (November 2008)

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