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December 2nd 2019

Welcome to Multiple Disadvantage Matters, the new monthly newsletter from the Making Every Adult Matter Coalition. 

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What we're doing

MEAM Approach Expression of Interest process now open for new areas

We've opened our Expression of Interest Process for new areas who would like to become part of the MEAM network. Find out more here.

Welcoming Stafford to the MEAM Approach network 

We’re pleased to announce that Stafford has joined the MEAM network, bringing the total number of MEAM Approach areas to 27.  

MEAM Approach evaluation 

We have published the Year 2 Evaluation report of the MEAM Approach network, focusing on the impact that the MEAM Approach is having on people and local areas.

Informing policy
We recently provided evidence to government consultations about the Homelessness Reduction Act and the Department of Health and Social Care’s Health Prevention Green Paper.

Latest policy, announcements and reports

Clinks State of the Sector 2019

Clinks has released its 2019 State of the Sector report, looking at key trends for voluntary sector organisations in the Criminal Justice System.

Deaths among homeless people rise 22% in 2018 

The Office for National Statistics has published the latest statistics on deaths among people who were rough sleeping or in emergency accommodation in England & Wales registered in 2018.

Alcohol clinical guidelines in development

PHE has announced the development of new clinical guidelines for alcohol treatment to be published before the end of 2020. MEAM will be involved in an advisory capacity.

Statistics on treatment & prevalence published

PHE has released its latest figures on alcohol and drug misuse treatment figures for adults and also released its estimates on prevalence of alcohol dependency in England.

Housing First grants awarded 

Homeless Link has awarded £450,000 of Comic Relief funding to five Housing First providers in England to extend the support offered to people experiencing multiple disadvantage - read more here.

Clore report on lived experience 

Clore Social Leadership has published a report on Lived Experience Leadership focused on the gaps in leadership learning and development.

Briefing on sentencing in England and Wales 

Clinks have produced a short briefing on updates on sentencing policy and the impact on the voluntary sector.

English Indices of Deprivation 

The government has published the latest data on indices of deprivation in England, which include income, employment, health outcomes and education.

The secret life of prisons

The Prison Reform Trust has launched a podcast, "The Secret Life of Prisons" taking a personal look at the prison experience.
Get involved!

Universal Credit

Homeless Link are carrying out a survey to understand the impact that Universal Credit is having on individuals with housing issues.

Training Available

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