We are very excited to share that learning from the Fulfilling Lives evaluation locally and nationally has recently been published in a special issue of an academic journal.

Housing, Care and Support – a journal on policy, research and practice, published by Emerald Insight – is hosting a double-issue special edition based around Fulfilling Lives. Supporting people experiencing multiple disadvantage: evidence from the Fulfilling Lives programme is Volume 25, Issue 3-4 of the long-running journal and includes articles from the national evaluation as well as eight of the local partnerships. Jo Welford and Rachel Moreton from CFE, along with Kate Green from the National Lottery Community Fund and Beth Collinson, previous Learning Associate based at the University of Sheffield, were guest editors of the special edition.

Topics covered in relation to multiple disadvantage in this special issue include access to mental health services, employment, training and volunteering pathways, case coordination models, gender-specific drug and alcohol treatment, Psychologically Informed Environments (PIE), lived experience groups, unsupported temporary accommodation, and systems change. Papers include case studies, examples from practice, literature reviews and primary research findings. Thanks to all authors who contributed to the journal.

All articles will be available to download free of charge from the journal homepage between 12th December 2022 and 12th January 2023. After this time, Author Accepted Manuscripts (AAMs) of all articles will be available in our Publications and Reports section.

Click here to visit the journal webpage and download the articles.

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