At the 2019 Spending Review, the government announced a new Shared Outcomes Fund to test innovative ways of bringing together the public sector to address cross-cutting issues and drive the modernisation of public services.
£46 million of this Fund has been committed for the Changing Futures Programme to improve the way that systems and services work to support individuals experiencing multiple disadvantage – including a combination of homelessness, substance misuse, poor mental health, domestic abuse, and contact with the criminal justice system.
The Changing Futures programme will bring together a selection of local areas that are committed to working with government and with each other over an initial two-year period (2021/22 to 2022/23) to improve outcomes for people experiencing multiple disadvantage. Together, the programme partners will develop local delivery models, deliver system change and test a new joined-up approach between government and local partners that will shape future government policy.
The deadline for Expressions of interest is 21 January 2021.