Today we publish our new summative report, celebrating the achievements of the Fulfilling Lives programme and exploring key evaluation findings, learning and resources.

Drawing on a plethora of local and national evaluation reports, updated data analysis and advice from stakeholders across the programme, this report summarises what we have learned and what Fulfilling Lives has achieved. It is also a signpost to various resources offering insight to specific areas of the programme in greater depth.

As the Fulfilling Lives programme ends, it is important to capture what worked, what didn’t and why.

Fulfilling Lives has shown that it is possible to engage and support those with the most complex and entrenched needs. Partnerships demonstrated the benefits of a holistic and strengths-based approach to supporting people. Attitudes towards multiple disadvantage have shifted, with a greater recognition of the role and impact of trauma. Multiple disadvantage is also now firmly on the national political agenda: the Changing Futures programme has adopted much of the learning from Fulfilling Lives.

With the learning from this report and surrounding resources, stakeholders involved in ongoing support for those affected by multiple disadvantage can better shape their offer.

Read the report in full here.