West Berkshire Council

Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM)

Helping vulnerable adults throughout West Berkshire

The Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) approach aims to offer joined-up thinking between a range of local agencies to work with people with multiple complex needs and complicating factors around homelessness including substance misuse, contact with the criminal justice system and mental health needs.

The approach works by creating a partnership of systems and agencies, that work with people with multiple disadvantages so  these people do not fall through the gaps between services. Through the approach we hope to achieve better outcomes for people facing multiple disadvantage.

Read our pdf icon MEAM leaflet [583kb] for more information, and pdf icon Tackling Homelessness leaflet from Richard Benyon [2Mb]

MEAM have launched their new pdf icon 2018 - 2022 Strategy [531kb], tackling disadvantage nationwide and a refreshed website. The strategy outlines four strategic aims, and the work that they will do together with partners across the country to achieve them. Visit the MEAM website.

Who will see your data?

Only authorised officers in the MEAM Team will have access to the data on your referral forms, and any other data that is collected subsequently.

The MEAM Team will share data among certain agencies and organisations who are able to provide support and assistance.

For a full list of these organisations please refer to The MEAM Approach West Berkshire. Please also see the doc icon West Berkshire MEAM Information Sharing Agreement [64kb].

You can also view the MEAM Privacy Policy online.