Stephen Metcalfe, MP for South Basildon & East Thurrock, has welcomed the £64m Changing Futures Programme.
Changing Futures aims to change systems and improve services for people who experience multiple disadvantage including homelessness, substance misuse, poor mental health, domestic abuse, or contact with the criminal justice system.
Essex is one of the 15 chosen areas in England who will be funded to take part in the £64m Changing Futures Programme and has been allocated £2,846,500 to pilot new ways of working and delivering innovative services.
The three year programme will stabilise and then improve the life situation of adults who face multiple disadvantage, transform local services to provide a more person-centred approach and to reduce crisis demand, test a different approach to funding, accountability and engagement between local commissioners and services, and between central government and local areas.
Stephen Metcalfe: “I welcome the Changing Futures Programme which will bring nearly £3m to Essex to help the most vulnerable. This vital programme will pilot new ways of working and delivering innovative services for those who experience multiple disadvantage.”