Lottery invests £100m to support people with multiple needs

An investments of £100m from the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) aims to help services come together to ensure they provide tailored support for people with multiple and complex needs.

BIG is focusing on 15 areas including two in London (Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark, and Camden and Islington) where there is a significant concentration of people with multiple needs and where there are organisations with a track record and able to take on the challenge of providing better connected support services to help people live more fulfilling lives.

Organisations tackling homelessness, reoffending, addiction and mental ill health, will be invited to create partnerships in each area, led by a voluntary and community sector organisation. Their aim will be to bring together other local services, fill gaps in local provision, share results and lessons and involve the beneficiaries in the delivery of the project.

The 15 areas that BIG is focusing on are:
Great Yarmouth
Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark
Camden & Islington
Tees Valley (including Middlesbrough)
Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings
Stoke on Trent
West Yorkshire