Walking the Frontline: exhibition launch

location BVSC | 5 PM-7 PM Tuesday 07 June 2016 (BST)

Join the launch of a new exhibition that shares the ideas and perspectives of people with multiple needs and those who support them.

We invite you to join us for tea and cake on 7th June 2016 between 5pm and 7pm, where you can view the exhibits and hear from some of the people involved in the project, as well as guest speakers working in public health and multiple needs.

Over the last two years, the Making Every Adult Matter coalition’s Voices from the Frontline project has been exploring how better policy can improve people’s lives. The project is nearly complete, but thanks to continued support from Lankelly Chase, we will be building on this work over coming years.

Designed with the help of participants in the project, the exhibition tells stories both about the challenges people are facing, and the lessons that policymakers can draw from their experiences. As part of this, it examines the importance of listening to frontline and practitioner voices, the journey towards finding and staying in work, and asks how local areas can improve their support for people experiencing multiple needs.

The exhibition has been developed in partnership with Birmingham Changing Futures Together and Soapbox, and takes place at BVSC’s Centre for Voluntary Action. We hope this setting will provide a good opportunity to discuss some of the exciting developments taking place around multiple needs part of the West Midlands’ devolution agenda.

Image credit: Adapted from Bullring Detail by Steve Holmes, used under CC BY-NC 2.0.


  • Lankelly Chase

    Lankelly Chase is an independent charitable foundation focused on tackling severe and multiple disadvantage


  • MEAM Coalition

    Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) - A coalition of @clinks_tweets @homelesslink and @mindcharity dedicated to tackling multiple needs and exclusions.

  • BVSC

    Birmingham Voluntary Service Council supports voluntary action in the city of Birmingham.

  • Soapbox

    We help the UK’s leading think tanks and policy makers to communicate their ideas – in words, in images and online.



BVSC, The Centre for Voluntary Action, 138 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DR, United Kingdom

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