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Multiple and complex needs

Solutions from the Frontline (2015)

This report is based on the ideas and experiences of people with multiple needs. It sets out how the new Government, as well as local policy makers and commissioners, can act to reduce stigma, improve services, and support people to achieve their ambitions.

Solutions from the frontline

Individuals with multiple needs - the case for a national focus (2015)

This briefing paper published by the MEAM coalition and the Gulbenkian Foundation sets out the case for a new national focus for individuals experiencing multiple needs. It is recommended that this should take the form of a national framework and include broad top-level outcomes, targeted funding and evaluation support. The paper is intended to be used to support civil servants as they begin to discuss the next Spending Review.

Individuals with multiple needs - the case for a national focus

Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) key asks (2015)

The MEAM coalition has published three top-level asks for the next government and will be working with decision makers before and after the election to ensure that these asks, and the recommendations from the Voices from the Frontline project, are considered by the next administration.

MEAM key asks.pdf

Voices from the Frontline (2014)

This report from the Voices from the Frontline project draws on a survey of 140 front-line services and conversations with more than 50 practitioners and the people they support. The report has found that welfare reform and changes to services are having a negative impact on adults with multiple and complex needs and calls for politicians and civil servants to involve these individuals in shaping future policy to ensure it addresses their needs.

Voices from the Frontline.pdf

Evidence from the frontline (2014)

This interim report by the Voices from the Frontline project gives the findings from a survey of 140 organisations that work with people experiencing multiple needs. The survey explored two issues; the impact of changes to the welfare system; and the impact of changes to the structures through which services are commissioned.

Evidence from the Frontline.pdf

Progress on multiple needs and exclusions

MEAM has published a joint Progress report on multiple needs and exclusions with partners Revolving Doors. It follows the launch of the cross-departmental Social Justice Strategy, in which the government made a clear commitment to the most disadvantaged adults in our society

Progress on multiple needs and exclusions.pdf

In From the Margins (2008)

This report seeks to improve the way people with multiple needs are treated and supported.

MEAM - In From the Margins.pdf