Across the county, people facing multiple disadvantage are falling through the gaps between services and systems, making it harder for them to address their problems and lead fulfilling lives. As a society we fail to understand and coordinate the support they need, yet evidence shows that by working together local services and communities can develop coordinated interventions that can transform lives.
The MEAM approach is a framework used by local partnerships across England to develop a coordinated approach to tackling multiple disadvantage in their local area. It focuses on creating long-term, sustainable change to the way that complex problems and systems are approached and understood.
The MEAM Approach is a ‘non prescriptive’ framework, which is updated periodically based on learning and experiences from across the MEAM Approach network. While every local area considers actions under each of the seven elements, the specifics of what they choose to do will depend on local circumstances.