We are only just beginning to understand the full challenge of how to help people facing multiple or complex needs. People facing multiple needs are in every community in Britain and it is estimated that 58,000 people face all three problems of homelessness, substance misuse and offending in any one year. Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) is a coalition of Clinks, Homeless Link and Mind which has just (2 June 2015) published a report advising policy makers on this issue.
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An anonymous tweeter based in a West Midlands Probation Hostel, @SWMPTrustAPLive, writes about why s/he tweets. Tweets by @SWMPTrustAPLive First steps When I first dipped my toe into the twittersphere as @SWMPTrustAPLive it is fair to say I caused a few ripples. In fact ripples might be understating it slightly. Panic is perhaps a more accurate description. Well, in the ivory towers of Staffordshire West Midlands Trust’s headquarters anyway. “Who is this mysterious loose cannon, carrying
@POofficer is a frontline probation officer who Tweets anonymously, mainly about the work he does with the offenders/clients he manages. He uses a Twitter profile picture of Zorro, the masked avenger. Tweets by @PoOfficer Why I tweet I started tweeting around the time of the Public Enemies drama on BBC1 after being horrified that the public may actually believe this was realistic in terms of our engagement with offenders. I wanted to get across