NPC, Groundswell and Sheffield Hallam University are working in partnership on research and evaluation for Fulfilling Lives Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham (Fulfilling Lives LSL),
a project working with people facing multiple disadvantage across three London boroughs.
Fulfilling Lives LSL is one of 12 Fulfilling Lives projects funded by the National Lottery Community Fund designed to improve the lives of people facing multiple disadvantage – people who have experienced mental ill-health, homelessness, substance use or have offending histories.
The programme works across three main areas:
- Co-production: developing a culture where people facing multiple disadvantage are at the heart of designing and delivering services
- Service delivery: testing and learning about different interventions alongside people facing multiple disadvantage
- System change: providing an evidence-base to influence the way systems work at a local and national level, with the aim of creating sustainable, long-term change for people facing multiple disadvantage. The three priorities in this area are improving people’s access to support, supporting life transitions and understanding system behaviour i.e. how the system does or doesn’t work for people
The first output from this research and evaluation project is a literature review on models of support for people facing multiple disadvantage. Click here to read this report.
Our research and evaluation partnership combines expertise in systems change, influencing policy-makers, peer research, and trauma-, gender- and culturally-informed approaches. The aim is to build an understanding of the current system in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, explore how it could change, and start to embed that change. The final evaluation is due at the end of 2021.