Ten new areas and a new community platform

September 26, 2022

Thanks to generous funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, we are delighted to welcome the following ten new areas into the MEAM Approach Network 2022 – 2024:

  • Cumbria
  • Birmingham
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Herefordshire
  • Hertfordshire
  • Lincoln
  • Medway
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Somerset

The successful areas are all committed to transforming services and systems for people facing multiple disadvantage and take up their places in the network following a competitive Expression of Interest process.

The local areas will receive dedicated support from our Partnership Development Manager and access to a broad programme of MEAM Approach events, training and learning. Each partnership brings a diverse range of systemic challenges that they will address in collaboration and the MEAM team look forward to the new learning that these areas will bring to the network.

This brings the total number of network areas to 42, and demonstrates the growing appetite for transforming services and systems for people experiencing multiple disadvantage across England.

The MEAM Approach online community platform

For these 42 areas, we are introducing the new MEAM Approach network online community platform so that, all in one place, local areas can:

  • Find each other and easily make connections outside of our regular events.
  • Share stories, and exchange experiences and ideas through community posts and group or direct chats.
  • Take part in themed discussion threads.
  • Explore challenges and learn together in workshops, courses, events, and more.
  • Access MEAM Approach network events and resources.

In addition to connecting with members from any MEAM Approach area, local areas can explore the platform through topics, and join dedicated peer discussion and support spaces for our frontline practitioner and strategic lead forums. Local areas can also browse and access all MEAM’s tools and resources for areas through a structured Resource Library, as well as join in building a MEAM Partnerships Library, gathering expertise and good practice developed locally across the network.

Providing a single, simplified point of access to all network related activity and information, this virtual platform will support MEAM Approach areas to develop as a thriving collaborative community that works to improve services and systems for people experiencing multiple disadvantage.

If you are one of the MEAM Approach network areas, join us now on our Mighty Network  and let’s make change happen!