Launch of Walking the Frontline in Birmingham

Photos from the exhibition launch

On Tuesday 7 June, the Making Every Adult Matter coalition launched a new exhibition sharing the ideas and perspectives of people with multiple needs and those who support them.

Designed with the help of participants in Voices from the Frontline, a project led by MEAM’s embedded policy team over the last two years, the exhibition tells stories about the challenges people are facing, and the lessons that policymakers can draw from their experiences.

At the opening reception, there were contributions from Dr. Adrian Phillips, Director of Public Health for Birmingham, and Richard Harris, an expert by experience from co-organisers Birmingham Changing Futures Together, who created a new painting for the exhibition.

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The devil is in the detail: policymakers must learn from experience to address complex needs

Claire Richmond works with Opportunity Nottingham – one of the 12 Big Lottery-funded Fulfilling Lives areas which MEAM supports. Ahead of the Spending Review, she reflects on the growing national interest in its work, and the vital role of lived experience.

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Solutions from the Frontline

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Today we publish a new report based on work we’ve been doing with people across the country since the start of the year.

Solutions from the Frontline is based on the ideas and experiences of people with multiple needs and those who support them.

It 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.

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