14 October 2021
Evaluation of MEAM - year 4 reports
Main report, thematic report and technical appendix.
We are the national evaluators of the MEAM Approach, a non-prescriptive framework to help local areas design and deliver better coordinated services for people experiencing multiple disadvantage. The MEAM Approach is currently being used by cross-sector partnerships of statutory and voluntary agencies in 33 local areas across England. Our five-year evaluation takes a mixed methods approach in which we are collaborating with an expert research group of eight people who have lived experience of multiple disadvantage. We are publishing three reports at the end of year four:
- The main report presents eight key findings on the impact of the MEAM Approach on individual wellbeing for people experiencing multiple disadvantage, on the use of resources in local areas and on local services and systems.
- The thematic report focuses on the involvement of statutory mental health services in MEAM Approach partnerships, and is designed to support local areas to further develop their work using the MEAM Approach.
- The technical appendix details the research methodology and data supporting our findings.
The MEAM Approach has been developed by the Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) coalition, which is formed of the national charities Clinks, Homeless Link, Mind and associate member, Collective Voice.