Join the Making Every Adult Matter Approach network

Posted 10.01.2020

Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) provide support to local areas across the country to develop effective, coordinated approaches to multiple disadvantage that can increase wellbeing, reduce costs to pubic services and improve people’s lives. They do this using the MEAM approach – a non-prescriptive framework that partnerships with statutory and voluntary agencies and people with experience of multiple disadvantage can use to design and deliver better coordinated interventions. The MEAM approach is currently being used in 27 local areas across England.

Since 2017, the MEAM approach network has been supported by the National Lottery Community Fund as a part of a 5-year programme. They are now holding the final Expression of Interest round of the programme, seeking partnerships to join the MEAM Approach network for the period 2020-2022.

Each successful area will:

  • Receive regular support and “critical friend” engagement from MEAM’s regional Partnership Managers (based in Homeless Link, Clinks and Mind) for the period 2020-2022 as the partnership develops its co-produced and coordinated intervention, at no cost to the local area
  • Contribute data to a national evaluation of the MEAM approach network to evidence the impact of coordinated interventions, both locally and nationally
  • Benefit from shared learning hubs and facilitated networks (national and regional), engagement with the MEAM policy team, and support from the Involvement Coordinator
  • Improve outcomes and experiences for people facing multiple disadvantage in their area and co-produce the change in local systems required to ensure the work is sustainable in the longer-term

If your area is moving towards coordinated interventions for people experiencing multiple disadvantage, has an initial cross-sector partnership in place and is able to secure resources to self-fund an intervention, possibly through pooled funding, you can apply to join the MEAM Approach network.

If you are interested in becoming a MEAM Approach area, please contact Ruth Wallbank, the Midlands MEAM Partnership Manager, before completing the Expression of Interest Form: or 07795 801 525.

Expression of Interest form

The deadline for applications is: 5pm on 19th February 2020.

For more information on multiple disadvantage and what this is, please visit the MEAM website.

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