Future Focus: Where next for policy on multiple disadvantage?

May 09, 2023

Today, MEAM is launching its new commission Future Focus: Where next for policy on multiple disadvantage?

Over the last decade, significant progress has been made on tackling multiple disadvantage. Local areas across the country are increasingly working to transform services and systems, while national government is exploring how to support and enable reform.

We believe there is an opportunity to forge a policy environment that can further incentivise and accelerate this work, but to achieve this government and interested partners need to explore four key unresolved questions.

These questions go to the heart of what is needed to embed change, challenge the underlying systemic structures that drive current service responses, and resolve the few but persistent policy challenges that impact people experiencing multiple disadvantage.

As we head towards the next election we will be inviting politicians, policymakers, sector leaders and people with lived experience to reflect on these questions and to help shape the answers that are needed for the future.

For further information on the commission please contact Laura Greason, Senior Policy Manager laura.greason@meam.org.uk