Mind is part of a coalition of charities called Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM). Together, MEAM represents over 1,300 frontline organisations across England.
Working together, we support local areas across the country to develop effective, coordinated services that directly improve the lives of people facing multiple disadvantage.
People facing multiple disadvantage experience a combination of problems including homelessness, substance misuse, contact with the criminal justice system and mental health problems. They fall through the gaps between services and systems, making it harder for them to address their problems and lead fulfilling lives.
“That's what’s driven people to become disengaged - because no one understands the full picture"
In this video, you can hear about the MEAM Approach from people we have worked within local areas across England.
The Coronavirus crisis is having – and will continue to have – a disproportionate impact on people facing multiple disadvantage. As local areas begin to think about what comes next after the ‘crisis-response’ period, MEAM have collated a series of resources to support transition planning in local areas. The MEAM transition planning framework sets the scene and suggests four questions that every local area – and the new homelessness taskforce – should be considering.