12 11, 2015

WY-FI (West Yorkshire Finding Independence) One Year On Conference

By |2019-05-14T10:38:02+00:00November 12th, 2015|Categories: News|

The event marked the first year of the WY-FI project. The audience saw videos made by beneficiaries of the Wakefield Navigator Team, presentations about the team’s achievements and testimonies from partners in Wakefield. Out Of Character Theatre showcased some of the work they had been doing across West Yorkshire to help WY-FI users tell their own stories of recovery and resilience

Read more about it here

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7 10, 2015

Survivors Rights – End Violence Against Woman publishes new briefing

By |2019-05-14T10:47:51+00:00October 7th, 2015|Categories: News|

The End Violence Against Women Coalition has published a new Briefing Paper on the rights of women and girls to specialist support when they have suffered or are at risk of abuse, and has written to the Communities Secretary Greg Clark MP calling on the UK Government to act to make these rights a reality.

Read more about it here.

12 08, 2015

MEAM statement on review of support for benefit claimants with drug and alcohol problems

By |2019-05-14T10:50:11+00:00August 12th, 2015|Categories: News|

The Department for Work and Pensions has launched an independent review led by Dame Carol Black into the support available for benefit claimants with drug and alcohol problems. MEAM has responded to the call for evidence.

This review provides an opportunity to explore the range of challenges that people with substance issues face in moving towards employment, and explore how the current system could be improved to better respond to their needs.

While a great deal of the media coverage has focused on proposals to make benefits conditional on accepting an offer of treatment, this is one debate within a much wider set of issues and must not be addressed in isolation.

In responding to the review, the MEAM coalition charities – Clinks, Homeless Link and Mind – […]

1 07, 2015

Birmingham Changing Futures Together Officially Launched

By |2019-05-14T10:51:44+00:00July 1st, 2015|Categories: News|

Over 120 guests attended the official launch of the Birmingham Changing Futures Together project Friday 19th June. They were able to find out more about the achievements so far, aspirations for the future and how they could get more involved.

Birmingham also took the opportunity to capture views on how people think Services, Outcomes and Systems (SOS) for people with multiple needs can be improved across the city. For details of the event and an inspiring video by their Experts by Experience, click here.

4 06, 2015

Solutions from the Frontline

By |2019-05-14T10:46:44+00:00June 4th, 2015|Categories: News|

A new report, launched by Making Every Adult Matter (a coalition of Clinks, Homeless Link, and Mind) shows that people experiencing a combination of homelessness, substance misuse, offending, and mental health problems, are not getting the support they need because policymakers are not consistently listening to them or the practitioners that support them.

Solutions from the Frontline is based on the ideas and experiences of people with multiple needs. It sets out how the new Government, as well as national and local policymakers and commissioners, can act to reduce stigma, improve services, and support people to achieve their ambitions.

Read it here

 

20 05, 2015

Join the new research network on severe and multiple disadvantage

By |2015-05-20T09:58:48+00:00May 20th, 2015|Categories: News|

Important research on severe and multiple disadvantage (also labelled ‘multiple needs’, or ‘chronic exclusion’) is often confined to specific disciplines, or certain sectors. People with direct or ‘frontline’ experience rarely have a chance to shape this research, while inter-sector and interdisciplinary collaboration is rare.

Our hope is that this network will be a place where we can start to change this.

Our First Seminar

Our first seminar is Tuesday 30th June, 2.30-4.30pm, and we are pleased to host Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Heriot-Watt University and Di McNeish, DMSS Research & Consultancy. Suzanne is lead author on ‘Hard Edges’, the recent report mapping severe and multiple disadvantage, and an expert in homelessness and housing exclusion. Di is a leading researcher into factors causing and characterising women and girls’ experience of […]

16 04, 2015

Simple Change for Troubled Lives – Five Actions to help people with Multiple and Complex Needs

By |2015-04-16T08:31:18+00:00April 16th, 2015|Categories: News|

Framework, the specialist charity and housing association, proposes five specific actions to bring effective help to people living troubled lives and those at risk of doing so. The aim is to secure cross-party agreement to win a better deal for people living troubled lives

These Five Actions are the key components for a national Troubled Lives Strategy:
• Support people using tried and tested solutions
•Amend the rules on access to health and social care
•Invest in specialist housing
•Make welfare work for people living troubled lives
•Join up policy where it impacts on troubled lives.

Follow the link to find out more http://fiveactions.org/

12 03, 2015

MEAM bulletin – top three asks for government

By |2015-03-12T09:18:53+00:00March 12th, 2015|Categories: News|

Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) – have released their latest bulletin which includes the top three asks for government in the run up to the general election.

The bulletin also brings you the latest news about multiple needs including:

  • Multiple needs summit, 22 April **last chance to book**
  • Host a conversation on multiple needs policy
  • Three asks for the next government
  • MEAM Approach: The support we offer
  • Follow us on Twitter

Read the full bulletin here

4 02, 2015

Hidden homeless: Benefit sanctions blamed as rough sleepers increase by a third in five years

By |2015-02-04T10:30:41+00:00February 4th, 2015|Categories: News|

Benefit sanctions are contributing to a rise in homelessness, according to a new study showing there were more than a quarter of a million homeless cases in England last year. Article published by The independent

Hidden homeless: Benefit sanctions blamed as rough sleepers increase by a third in five years

4 02, 2015

New research reveals the profile of severe and multiple disadvantage in England

By |2015-02-04T10:14:34+00:00February 4th, 2015|Categories: News|

LankellyChase Foundation with Heriot-Watt University has released the most robust research to date on severe and multiple disadvantage In England. Hard Edges: Mapping Severe and Multiple Disadvantage in England draws together previously separate datasets from homelessness, offending and substance misuse treatment systems. It also takes into account available data around mental health and poverty.   It delivers the latest and most comprehensive statistics on people facing severe and multiple disadvantage: where they live, what their lives are like, how effectively they are supported by services, and the economic implications of the disadvantages they face.

Read the full report here:

Hard Edges: Mapping Severe and Multiple Disadvantage in England

4 12, 2014

People with complex needs to be strongly considered in next Spending Review by the Government

By |2014-12-04T14:13:25+00:00December 4th, 2014|Categories: News|

The Autumn Statement promises better support for people with multiple and complex needs. Responding to the recommendations of the Service Transformation Challenge Panel, the government will look to develop and extend the principles of the Troubled Families programme to other groups of people with complex needs from the next Spending Review. To move in this direction, the government will: […]

4 12, 2014

The Big Advice Survey

By |2014-12-04T13:58:12+00:00December 4th, 2014|Categories: News|

The Big Advice Survey is a national survey conducted at a local level. It is created and promoted by individual Citizen Advice Bureaux and Law Centres as well as a diverse range of other organisations including solicitor firms, community groups, local businesses, foodbanks, housing associations, colleges and educational institutions. […]

10 07, 2014

Good Practice Webinar – Action Learning, Innovation and Systems Change

By |2014-07-22T12:02:48+00:00July 10th, 2014|Categories: News|

Our first good practice webinar, held as part of the Fulfilling Lives: Supporting people with multiple needs national evaluation, saw two invited speakers talking about their experience of working with people to understand complex problems and find creative and effective solutions to these problems. […]

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