Turning the tide on multiple needs and exclusions: Progress since the Social Justice Strategy
19 June 2012
Today, Revolving Doors and Making Every Adult Matter are publishing a Progress on multiple needs and exclusions, a briefing paper providing an update on Turning the Tide: A vision paper for multiple needs and exclusions following the launch of the government’s Social Justice Strategy.
Turning the Tide was published in September 2011 and outlined our shared vision: that in every local area people experiencing multiple needs are supported by effective, coordinated services and empowered to tackle their problems, reach their full potential and contribute to their communities. It called for the government to create an environment where coordinated services are the norm, and set out the five building blocks needed for this new approach.
Six months later, the government published its Social Justice Strategy, Social Justice: transforming lives. With its recognition on the need for better coordinated support for individuals facing a combination of problems such as mental ill health, substance misuse, homelessness and contact with the criminal justice system, and its vision for a ‘second chance society’, the Social Justice Strategy represented an important step towards achieving the recommendations of Turning the Tide.
Now, three months on from the publication of the Social Justice: transforming lives, our briefing paper revisits the recommendations in Turning the Tide and considers the government’s progress to date. The briefing compares each Turning the Tiderecommendation with commitments in the Social Justice Strategy and outlines what we believe our organisations, central government and local areas should focus on next.
The launch of the briefing paper coincides with the publication of the evaluation of Making Every Adult Matter’s pilot programmes in Cambridgeshire, Somerset and Derby.