Why act?

People facing multiple needs are well known in every local area in England – just ask local services, the police and the public.

Individuals experience a number of problems at the same time such as homelessness, substance misuse, mental health problems and offending. But they usually also have ineffective contact with the services that should be there to help, and end up living chaotic and expensive lives.

Finding shared solutions can be beneficial to everyone involved; yet developing a coordinated approach with local partners can be difficult. The MEAM Approach is here to help get things started.