Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) is a coalition of four national charities – Clinks, DrugScope, Homeless Link and Mind – formed to influence policy and services for adults facing multiple needs and exclusions. Together the charities represent over 1600 frontline organisations working in the criminal justice, substance misuse, homelessness and mental health sectors.

The coalition is supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Garfield Weston Foundation.

Latest news:


  • MEAM is now recruiting a Networks Development Manager to support our work with local areas on the MEAM Approach
  • The MEAM Approach helps local areas design and deliver coordinated interventions for people with multiple needs.  The website is now live and will be opening to all local areas shortly.
  • Do you need advice on police & crime commissioners, health & wellbeing boards, payment by results?  Our briefing on emerging structures includes key resources to help you engage and influence in the new landscape.