13 02, 2015

Counting the cost of multiple needs

By |2019-05-14T10:02:31+00:00February 13th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

When we first began working on the Fulfilling Lives: Supporting people with multiple needs evaluation, a question we asked was ‘how many people are affected by multiple and complex needs?’ It seemed like a simple enough starting point. Two years on we’ve learnt very little is simple in trying to address issues that are inter-related and mutually reinforcing, particularly when the service response is too often inflexible and designed to address single issues only. The disconnected nature of support is reflected in the data which can provide an indication of levels of homelessness, offending etc, but not how these commonly related issues overlap. However, a recently published report from Lankelly Chase Foundation goes some way to addressing this and helping to answer that […]

4 02, 2015

Hidden homeless: Benefit sanctions blamed as rough sleepers increase by a third in five years

By |2015-02-04T10:30:41+00:00February 4th, 2015|Categories: News|

Benefit sanctions are contributing to a rise in homelessness, according to a new study showing there were more than a quarter of a million homeless cases in England last year. Article published by The independent

Hidden homeless: Benefit sanctions blamed as rough sleepers increase by a third in five years

4 02, 2015

New research reveals the profile of severe and multiple disadvantage in England

By |2015-02-04T10:14:34+00:00February 4th, 2015|Categories: News|

LankellyChase Foundation with Heriot-Watt University has released the most robust research to date on severe and multiple disadvantage In England. Hard Edges: Mapping Severe and Multiple Disadvantage in England draws together previously separate datasets from homelessness, offending and substance misuse treatment systems. It also takes into account available data around mental health and poverty.   It delivers the latest and most comprehensive statistics on people facing severe and multiple disadvantage: where they live, what their lives are like, how effectively they are supported by services, and the economic implications of the disadvantages they face.

Read the full report here:

Hard Edges: Mapping Severe and Multiple Disadvantage in England

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