The third paper in our series of briefings on multiple needs has been published today. The series draws upon data collected by Fulfilling Lives partnerships on the beneficiaries they have supported.
We know that too often people with multiple needs are denied the support they need, labelled as too high risk to work with or seen as making ‘life-style choices’ to be homeless or self-medicate trauma with substances. The Fulfilling Lives programme shows it is possible to engage and support people with the most complex needs; those who mainstream services may exclude or refuse to help due to perceived high levels of risk and challenging behaviour.
Briefing 3 explores what makes a difference when working with this group of people, and how progress differs amongst the group.