Turning the Tide: A Vision Paper for multiple needs and exclusions
Turning the Tide is a joint publication by Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) and Revolving Doors.
You can download the report by clicking here.
Our joint vision is 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.
Despite some good progress, it is clear that local services cannot achieve this vision alone. Too often offering coordinated services means swimming against the tide of policy and battling for political and strategic engagement. A new approach is needed from national government to create an environment in which it becomes the norm for leaders in local areas to put in place the coordinated services that have been shown to work for this group.
The Vision Paper is aimed at government ministers, Members of Parliament, peers and key local decision makers (e.g. councillors, local authority leaders, commissioners). It sets out five building blocks for the new approach with recommended actions for each. Each of these is covered by a two-page spread setting out the problem and our thoughts on the solutions.
- Communicating a clear message that tackling multiple needs and exclusions is a government priority
- Defining and identifying people experiencing multiple needs and exclusions.
- Creating accountability, leadership and transparency
- Making outcomes and commissioning work for this group
- Getting the finances right in local areas
Turning the Tide was launched on 13 September 2011 at a parliamentary reception. The evening reception was hosted by David Burrowes MP, with speeches from the Rt. Hon. Oliver Letwin MP, Minister for Government Policy, and shadow Minister Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP. You can read more about the event here.
For more information please contact Shane Britton, Policy Officer on 020 7407 0747 or email him at email@example.com