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It is estimated that there are 60,000 adults at any one time facing multiple and complex needs in England. They are more likely to experience homelessness, end up in the criminal justice system, to have poor mental health and to require emergency medical care. The complex needs they have, such as drug or alcohol abuse and mental health issues, are often made worse by living on the streets or in insecure accommodation.
The Big Lottery Fund is launching an investment of up to £100 million to improve the lives of people with multiple and complex needs, by enabling better blended services. It aims to showcase and evidence more effective and efficient ways of organising and delivering services.