Publications, correspondence and consultation responses:

MEAM has published a joint Progress report on multiple needs and exclusions with our partners Revolving Doors. It follows the launch of the cross-departmental Social Justice Strategy, in which the government made a clear commitment to the most disadvantaged adults in our society.  Using the five recommendations from Turning the Tide, this briefing outlines a series of next steps for us, our partners and the government to work towards improved service delivery and coordination for individuals facing multiple needs and exclusions. 


Do you need advice on police & crime commissioners, health & wellbeing boards, payment by results?  This new briefing on emerging structures collates key resources from Clinks, DrugScope, Homeless Link, Mind and others to help you engage and influence in the new landscape.


Turning the Tide: A Vision Paper for multiple needs and exclusions is a joint publication by MEAM and Revolving Doors.  The paper addresses the huge financial and social costs of society’s failure to support the 60,000 adults facing multiple needs and exclusions in Britain today. Turning the Tide sets out how this damage can be prevented and is a call to action for political leaders from all parties. (Sept 11)



MEAM manifesto with border

  MEAM launched its four-point manifesto at party conferences in 2009






Hardest-to-Reach-thumbHardest to Reach? – The politics of multiple needs and exclusions looks at the political challenges for left and right of tackling multiple needs and exclusions and makes the case for a multiple needs and exclusions Green Paper early in this Parliament.  Produced by the Fabian Society in association with Making Every Adult Matter and with funding from the Gulbenkian Foundation, the book includes cross-party contributions from Hilary Armstong MP, Iain Duncan Smith MP (Centre for Social Justice), Alasdair Murray (CentreForum), David Halpern and Akash Paun (Institute for Government) and exciting new public attitudes work from Peter Kellner (YouGov).  You can also read the joint letter that accompanied the book’s launch (April 2010)


Last year the Institute for Government – in partnership with MEAM and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – hosted a roundtable discussion entitled ‘Adults with multiple needs and exclusions: the challenges for government and public services.’  A policy briefing discussing the lessons from the event and more recent political developments is now available.  Please see this page on the Institute for Government website for more information on the event and its speakers (Jan 2011)