Inspiring Change Manchester is an 8 year, National Lottery Community Fund programme, designed to help improve outcomes for people facing multiple disadvantage, which includes; homelessness, substance misuse, mental health issues and involvement in the criminal justice system.
It forms part of the National Lottery’s Fulfilling Lives Programme, a £112 Million investment over 8 years (2014 – 2022), which funds local partnerships in 12 areas across England to test new ways of ensuring individuals receive joined up and person centred services which work for them.
This has also included a commitment to develop learning into these approaches to leave a lasting legacy for future systems change. There is a corresponding Fulfilling Lives evaluation that brings together all national and local research and evaluation.
As part of the programme, ICM has committed itself to supporting people to engage in and develop training and employment pathways for people facing multiple disadvantages.
If you are passionate about the voices of those who face disadvantage, have experience of supporting organisations to involve people in a process of transformation or have developed research which promotes people’s voices – then this could be for you!
We are looking for a research partner to help us explore training and employment pathways for people with personal experience of multiple disadvantage. In particular, we want to know:
‘What does an inclusive training and employment offer look like for people with lived experience of multiple disadvantage?’
We have attached a research brief with a deadline to respond by 12 noon Thursday 10th December.
If you would like to know more then please contact James at ICM: