Changing Futures Programme
16 Dec 2020 by Mazeline Hemmings
Changing Futures another is programme under the Shared Outcomes Fund. The Fund is inviting local organisations to form partnerships and bid for a share of the funding. Changing Futures is about changing systems to support adults experiencing multiple disadvantage.
The programme will work in partnership with up to 15 local areas to test innovative approaches and improve outcomes for people experiencing multiple disadvantage, including a combination of homelessness, substance misuse, mental health issues, domestic abuse and contact with the criminal justice system.
People in this situation are among the most vulnerable in our communities, experiencing entrenched disadvantage and trauma. They come into repeated contact with our police, criminal justice, and emergency response services without receiving the support they need to break the cycle – generating significant costs to the public purse without seeing improved life outcomes.
The prospectus invites expressions of interest from pioneering local partnerships who want to work with government to drive lasting system change and better outcomes for adults experiencing multiple disadvantage. By working together in local areas and across government, the programme aims to change systems; change services and change the futures of the most disadvantaged adults in our community. The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 21 January.
An Eventbrite link has been set up for interested areas to register for a webinar on 6 January 2021. Further queries should be directed to MCN@communities.gov.uk.