Vulnerable adults with complex needs will be supported to change their lives with over £10m in funding through the Changing Futures programme.
10 local area partnerships across England will receive a share of up to £10.7 million: Bristol, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Nottingham, Plymouth, Sheffield, South Tees, Stoke, Surrey, and Westminster.
Funds will provide world class support services for some of the most vulnerable on society, such as those experiencing homelessness, substance misuse, mental health issues, domestic abuse and contact with the criminal justice system.
All Changing Futures areas are focused on driving lasting system change, providing long-term, joined-up support and ensuring a lasting legacy for their approach locally.
Since the programme first launched in July 2021, 15 pilot areas in England have been able to boost frontline services and directly supported over 2,500 people. All 15 areas will now continue their work under the programme until March 2025.
The Changing Futures programme is a £77 million joint funded initiative between Government and The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest community funder in the UK.
Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Felicity Buchan, said:
“The Changing Futures programme is already making a big difference to thousands of lives across the country, supporting some of our most vulnerable people.
The additional funding announced today will further support local areas and I look forward to seeing the long-lasting positive impact this will have on peoples’ lives.”
This funding builds on The National Lottery Community Fund’s ‘Fulfilling Lives’ programme – a £112 million investment over 8 years (2014-2022) that focused on improving support for vulnerable people, by giving them a greater voice in the design and delivery of services.
David Knott, Chief Executive of The National Lottery Community Fund, said:
“We’re delighted to continue our partnership with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities by making an additional £3.68 million investment into the Changing Futures programme.
Having been a joint funder of this programme since 2021, we have seen first-hand how it has helped people facing adversity – providing tools and support so they can make positive changes in their lives.”