Today we publish our latest briefing, Why we need to invest in multiple disadvantage. This updates our earlier briefing of the same name with more recent data and looks at outcomes over a longer period of time.
The briefing explores the substantial cost to the public purse created by misdirected and avoidable use of public services, as well as the human, social and economic costs. The briefing also shows how, after getting support from Fulfilling Lives for nearly a year, people have fewer negative interactions with public services, including fewer arrests, convictions, evictions and visits to A&E. There are also significant reductions in rough sleeping with more people spending time in supported accommodation or their own tenancy.
The analysis is based on data up to March 2020 and therefore does not reflect the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The full briefing can be read here.