New Social Impact Bond (SIB) on multiple needs welcome, but must build on evidence

MEAM welcomes the announcement last week of £40 million across three new national programmes to prevent and tackle rough sleeping and multiple needs.  The three programmes are: £20 million for local authorities to pilot new initiatives around prevention £10 million to support people at imminent risk of sleeping rough or those new to the streets […]

Social Investment: Matching Theory to Reality

Many charities and social enterprises are thinking about how social investment can play a role in their work. In a previous blog we looked at Social Impact Bonds, one of the more complex social investment models. Here we ask David Hounsell (Aleron and The Children’s Society) and Kirsten Naudé (The Children’s Society) to take a […]

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 […]