What is Fulfilling Lives doing?
Fulfilling Lives aims to improve the support available for people who experience multiple disadvantage, so that individuals are better able to manage their lives.
Multiple disadvantage is defined in this programme as people who experience two or more of homelessness, a record of current or historical offending, substance misuse, and mental ill health.
By developing effective networks and services, people experiencing multiple disadvantage can be supported to improve their lives, which in turn will result in healthier and more fulfilled individuals, more effective communities and a reduced cost to public services.
Partnerships will work with beneficiaries, service providers and commissioners, and local authorities to design, test and implement different approaches which:
Provide learning which can be used to create system change
Address the combination of factors that can affect the person, in a way that is simple and straightforward for individuals to navigate, with a single access point
Assume that people can improve their own circumstances and life chances with the right support
Engage people with first-hand experience of multiple disadvantage in the design and delivery of services
Provide better co-ordination between those delivering services (both statutory and voluntary sector) and those commissioning services.
People in the lead
To ensure that this programme meets the needs of the people it is designed for, we have established a National Expert Citizens Group to bring together people with first-hand experience of these issues.
These expert citizens will use their knowledge to improve the design and delivery of the services that are available to them, collaborating with local leadership and decision makers across the partnerships to create solutions that work for them.