Following our successful Pathways to Independence Project (PIP), we were able to work with our partners across 8 local authority areas in Norfolk to secure funding to March 2016 from the single homeless fund via DCLG. With this funding we are able to share good practice with our partners on how to work with complex needs and enhance the work we had started with the PIP to develop a County wide MEAM service throughout Norfolk.
Our Intense support Worker / MEAM Co-ordinator works with the more difficult to engage client living with complex needs including homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse, mental health issues and offending behaviour.
This year 18 people have been provided with intensive support
- Welfare benefits support
- Help with banking, utilities and other financial issues including debt
- Help to attend appointments with GPs, Hospital, Job Centre, Courts, Probation
- Attending Courts to provide support and help to reduce prison sentences
- Working with key specialist support agencies
- Help with issues relating to overall Health and wellbeing
- Someone to talk to when no one else will listen
- Building trust and offering whatever support is needed to help my clients to get to where they need to be.