Systems mapping multiple disadvantage
What barriers do people experiencing multiple disadvantage encounter when trying to access support?
We often describe entrenched social issues as systemic. Such issues exist as part of a system, usually complex networks of cause and effect.
Systems thinking recognises that to tackle entrenched social issues and bring about lasting change, we need to think about the system as a whole and the relationships between its constituent parts. It’s only by understanding how numerous causes interact that we can identify where the system fails and devise solutions that go below the surface to address the complex web of root causes.
The first step is to map the system to give a clear view of how it works. We’ve been doing this to understand what influences the recovery journeys of adults experiencing multiple disadvantage, as part of our work with Fulfilling Lives Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. Fulfilling Lives LSL want to understand what influences the impact of support for adults experiencing multiple disadvantage to help shift the system and more effectively address the root causes that contribute to an issue.
Explore our systems map below:
New seminar series
In the latest in our series of workshops looking at how systems tools and practice can help create social change, we will offer a practical introduction to systems mapping. 10 May 2023
Systems mapping and analysis
What we’ve learnt from systems mapping
By Giulia Todres .
On 12 March 2021.
NPC’s system mapping workshops
By Sarah Tayleur.
On 12 March 2021.
Our work with Fulfilling Lives Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham is delivered in partnership with the Centre for Regional Economic Social Research and Groundswell, and is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.