Changing Futures: changing systems to support adults experiencing multiple disadvantage

Prospectus setting out the aims and core principles of the Changing Futures programme, and inviting local areas to submit an Expression of Interest.



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.

This prospectus gives further details on the programme, eligibility and the Expression of Interest processes. 21 areas have now been shortlisted, and are developing more detailed delivery plans to inform the final area selection process. The final selected areas will be part of a national community, sharing emerging and positive practice.

The shortlisted areas developing delivery plans are listed below:

Region Area
North East South Tees

North West Lancashire, Blackpool & Blackburn

Greater Manchester

Yorkshire and Humber Sheffield

East of England Essex

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
East Midlands Nottingham City

Leicester City
West Midlands Birmingham

London Haringey


South East West & East Sussex & Brighton

South West Bristol


Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon & Wiltshire
Published 10 December 2020
Last updated 19 March 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added list of shortlisted areas developing delivery plans.

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