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 facing multiple disadvantage. The MEAM Approach is currently being used by cross-sector partnerships of statutory and voluntary agencies in 31 local areas across England. Our evaluation is covering five years, and 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.
This year we are publishing three reports:
- The main report presents 15 key findings on the impact of the MEAM Approach on individual wellbeing for clients, on the use of resources in local areas and on local services and systems.
- The technical appendix details the research methodology and data supporting our findings.
- The MEAM partnerships report focuses on the partnerships of agencies that underpin the local MEAM Approach work. This report is designed to support local areas to further develop their work using the MEAM Approach.
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. You can read more here.