The Big Lottery Fund (BigLF) know that there will be other areas that have significant numbers of people experiencing complex needs that they are not planning to work in, however their funds are limited and they cannot support every area.

The investment is intended to help those most in need. They also want to achieve lasting impact that can influence the way that services are commissioned and how they operate in the future. BLF decided that the best way of doing this was to work in a few areas where the need is high, for long periods of time, so that they can build up a robust body of evidence that can be used to influence how services are commissioned and delivered for people with complex needs in the future.