The Meam Approach: Expression of Interest 2019-20

November 18, 2019


The MEAM Approach: Expression of Interest

Making Every Adult Matter support local areas across the country to develop effective, coordinated approaches to multiple disadvantage that can increase wellbeing, reduce costs to public services and improve people’s lives. We do this using the MEAM Approach, a non-prescriptive framework that partnerships of statutory and voluntary agencies and people with experience of multiple disadvantage, can use to design and deliver better coordinated interventions. The MEAM Approach is currently being used in 27 local areas across England.

Since 2017, our work with the MEAM Approach network has been supported by the National Lottery Community Fund as part of a five-year programme. We are now holding the final Expression of Interest (EOI) round of this programme, seeking partnerships to join the MEAM Approach network for the period 2020-2022.

Each successful area will:

  • Receive regular support and “critical friend” engagement from MEAM’s regional Partnerships Managers (based in Homeless Link, Clinks and Mind) for the period 2020-2022 as the partnership develops its co-produced and coordinated intervention, at no cost to the local area.
  • Contribute data to a national evaluation of the MEAM Approach network to evidence the impact of coordinated interventions, both locally and nationally.
  • Benefit from shared learning hubs and facilitated networks (national and regional), engagement with the MEAM policy team, and support from our Involvement Coordinator.
  • Improve outcomes and experiences for people facing multiple disadvantage in their area and co-produce the change in local systems required to ensure the work is sustainable in the longer-term.

If your area is moving towards coordinated interventions for people experiencing multiple disadvantage, has an initial cross-sector partnership in place and is able to secure resources to self-fund an intervention, possibly through pooled funding, then we encourage you to apply to join the MEAM Approach network.

If you are interested in becoming a MEAM Approach area, please contact your local MEAM Partnerships Manager, before completing the Expression of Interest Form.

The deadline for applications is 5pm 19th February 2020.