2009-2019: Ten years of tackling multiple disadvantage

In 2019, MEAM turned ten. This report reflects on the last decade and the work we have done in partnership with service providers, policymakers, commissioners, politicians and people with experience of multiple disadvantage, across the country.


MEAM’s response to the Dept. for Health and Social Care’s “Advancing our Health” Green Paper

MEAM has responded to the “Advancing Our Health” Green Paper, issued by the Department for Health and Social Care.


MEAM’s response to the Homelessness Reduction Act Call for Evidence

MEAM has responded to the Government’s call for evidence about the implementation and effectiveness of the Homelessness Reduction Act (2017).


Long Term Plan Explainer

MEAM is publishing a series of “Policy into practice” briefings to explore key national policy developments and what these mean for people and services in local areas.

In the first of these, we look at the NHS Long Term Plan to consider what it could mean for local services on the ground and how local areas should be involved in shaping its implementation.


Fulfilling lives: Changing systems for people facing multiple disadvantage

The partnerships in the National Lottery Community Fund’s Fulfilling Lives Programme have published a new document setting out their local priorities for systems change.

Fulfilling Lives is a National Lottery funded programme working with twelve areas across the country over eight years. Each of the Fulfilling Lives areas are committed to changing systems for people experiencing multiple disadvantage and have created local systems change plans for the remainder of the programme.

This new document contains 58 systems change priorities and five overarching themes. The document will help support the partnerships’ collective work on systems change for the remainder of the programme.


Jumping Through Hoops

Jumping through hoops: How are coordinated responses to multiple disadvantage meeting the needs of women?


Tackling Multiple Disadvantage Nationwide

Download the strategy for the MEAM coalition 2018–2022


Multiple needs: time for political leadership

In this publication, we set out the scale of the challenge around multiple needs, and the action that government must take in response.


Mental Health Act Review

MEAM has submitted evidence to the independent review of the Mental Health Act


MEAM response to National Commission into women facing domestic and/or sexual violence and multiple disadvantage

MEAM has responded to AVA and Agenda’s call for evidence as part of their National Commission into women facing domestic and/or sexual violence and multiple disadvantage.