• Blog Post

    The Synergi Collaborative Centre It felt like quite a moment last week to be announcing the establishment of the Synergi Collaborative Centre and our partnership with Queen Mary, University of London, University of Manchester and Words of...

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  • Publication

    Women and Girls Facing Severe and Multiple Disadvantage

    Women and Girls Facing Severe and Multiple Disadvantage

    Our new report ‘Women and Girls Facing Severe and Multiple Disadvantage’, is an exploration of different frameworks for describing and measuring severe and multiple disadvantage in the lives of women and girls. The research was...

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  • News Story

    Commencing Countdown, Engines On (new partnerships taking off in 2016)

    New partners join the pioneering Promoting Change Movement in 2016, helping us all understand how effective support can reach those who are most marginalised, experiencing severe and multiple disadvantage.

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  • Blog Post

    Tackling poverty needs whole-system approaches

    We are working with The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) to see how economic regeneration and growth can include a focus on people facing severe and multiple disadvantage.  Commonly, local economic growth approaches are divorced from...

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  • Blog Post

    Promoting Change Network: A Participant’s View

    In light of our recent residential event, the Promoting Change Network, Sam Thomas who works for one of our partner organisations - Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) - has written his reflections on how it went: One of the big challenges for...

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  • Blog Post

    The Mission of Change

    In mid-November, Lankelly Chase convened a conference for representatives of the organisations that we work with; for commissioners from local authorities, the NHS and other services; and for people with lived experience of the social harms that...

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  • News Story

    How can we create a system that responds to human beings?

    The answer should be simple, after all it’s in our DNA but in reality systems rather than the people who use and work within them have become the driving force behind them.

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  • Storytelling

    Society’s expectations of you shape you

    The first in the series examines the role of stigma in the lives of people who are experiencing multiple disadvantage and how the expectations family, friends and community can play a part in shaping a person’s identity.

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  • Publication

    Breaking Boundaries: Towards a ‘Troubled Lives’ Programme for People Facing Multiple and Complex Needs

    Reviewing previous reforms to public services for socially excluded groups, this report makes the case for a locally-led and coordinated programme to support people with multiple and complex needs. To read the full report: Breaking Boundaries

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  • Blog Post

    The Lives Behind the Numbers

    Twelve stories. All from people who live on the hard edges of society. All from people who have faced hardship so extreme, you listen and can’t help to wonder how they are sitting in front of you today. All with aspirations. All with...

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