What is Making Every Adult Matter?
We're part of a coalition of charities called Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM). Together, MEAM represents over 1,300 frontline organisations across England.
Together, we support local areas to develop effective, coordinated services that directly improve the lives of those of us facing multiple disadvantages.
Those of us facing multiple disadvantages experience a combination of problems. Things like:
- substance misuse
- contact with the criminal justice system
- mental health problems.
We fall through the gaps between services and systems, making it harder for us to address our problems and lead fulfilling lives.
“That’s what’s driven people to become disengaged - because no one understands the full picture”
Introducing the MEAM Approach
In this video, you can hear about the MEAM Approach from people we have worked with in local areas across England.
Transition planning framework during coronavirus
The Coronavirus crisis has had a disproportionate impact on people facing multiple disadvantages. As local areas begin to think about what comes next after the ‘crisis-response’ period, MEAM has collated a series of resources to support transition planning in local areas. The MEAM transition planning framework suggests 4 questions that every local area – and the new homelessness task force – should be considering.