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. (Please note the first year report of the pilots and technical appendix are also available).
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.
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
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.
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.
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)
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)