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VCS orgs to lead pioneering partnerships targeting multiple needs

Voluntary and community sector organisations in 15 areas of England have recently been given the backing of the BIG Lottery Fund to enable them to work together to improve and better coordinate services to tackle the needs of people with deeply entrenched multiple and complex problems.

The VCS organisations will lead partnerships to apply for a slice of the BIG Lottery Fund’s (BIG) £100 million investment over eight years to improve the lives of people with multiple and complex needs, including homelessness, reoffending, substance misuse and mental ill-health.

There are an estimated 60,000 adults in England with multiple needs* who are beset by several problems at once and lack effective contact with services that support across all their needs. As a result they can rotate around various welfare, health and justice systems compounding the problems in their lives.

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