How could Social Impact Bonds help tackle multiple needs?

There is a growing debate about social investment and the role it could play in tackling multiple needs.  MEAM has invited a series of guest blogs on this topic, starting with Caroline Hickson, an Investment Associate at social investment intermediary Numbers for Good. Public services in the UK are generally set up to support people […]

New Life Chances Fund recognises the need for a joined-up approach to complex social issues

Yesterday the government launched the Life Chances Fund, an £80 million programme of social investment funding directed at a range of complex social issues. Expressions of interest are now open for two of the themes addressed by the Fund: drug and alcohol dependency and children’s services. Further call-outs around young people, early years, healthy lives […]

Parliament hears calls for a national strategy on multiple needs

This week, MEAM has called for cross-government action on multiple needs in Parliament. On Monday, we gave evidence to an inquiry into homelessness led by the Communities and Local Government Select Committee. We are delighted that the Committee recognises the importance of tackling multiple needs and that they committed a whole session to exploring these […]