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.
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.
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.
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.
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.