Fulfilling Lives

Supporting People with Multiple and Complex Needs.


Fulfilling Lives

Supporting People with Multiple and Complex Needs.

The South East Project, working in Brighton and Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings, is one of 12 projects across England where National Lottery Community Fund investment is supporting people with complex needs.

As well as supporting people, the funding will evidence more effective and efficient ways for designing, commissioning and delivering support services for this group in the future.

The purpose of this initiative is to bring about lasting change in how services work with people with multiple and complex needs; this funding is a vehicle to help bring about that change.

The legacy of the eight year programme will be that systems and services in all three geographical areas will better meet the needs of this group.

Brighton Oasis Project
National Lottery

The project is funded by the the National Lottery Community Fund and led by BHT who are the overall accountable agency. It is made up of local delivery teams from different partner agencies (currently Equinox and Oasis Project), as well as a team of Project Consultants employed by BHT who work across Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings.

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About the project

Details about the Fulfillling Lives project, including on the overall outcomes, background information, related projects and delivery partners.

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The aim is that the evidence generated by the programme can be used to create system change, and ultimately to ensure that services better meet the needs of those with multiple and complex needs.

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Systems Change

Our Theory of Systems Change diagram, and read our Change Action Plan, which provides more detail on our approach and our agreed ‘Priority System Actions’ for the next two years.

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Direct Client Work

The Fulfilling Lives South East Partnership is directly supporting hundreds of people with multiple and complex needs across Brighton and Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings

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Volunteer / Get Involved

Find out more about volunteering opportunities, and the experiences of some of our current volunteers

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Contact us

Who to contact for general enquiries, volunteer enquiries and client referrals.

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Latest News

Support BHT by buying something beautiful!

BHT employee Michaela is selling beautiful hand-made toys, decorations and baby mobiles online, to raise much needed funds for BHT this Christmas. All proceeds from sales will go directly to ...
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Fulfilling Lives finds new ways to support people affected by Covid-19

Fulfilling Lives South East is finding new ways to support vulnerable people during the Covid-19 pandemic, and has published an insightful report on its impact on clients and staff. The ...
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Feature on Fulfilling Lives research published in top journal

Kerry Dowding, Research and Evaluation Officer for Fulfilling Lives South East, has had an article published by the journal Social Research Practice. Her article looks at co-production in research, and ...
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Pete's Story - Breaking the cycle: Capitalising on crisis with repeat offenders

Some people with multiple and complex needs can get in a ‘cycle’ of serving short-term sentences in local prisons. When our clients leave prison they may sleep rough or engage in problematic alcohol and substance misuse. These circumstances can lead to low-level crime to support themselves, which result in a return to prison and a continuation of this cycle.

Pete was in this situation throughout much of his time with us. He seemed highly chaotic in his lifestyle and behaviour, and used multiple substances regularly. He was wary of any services that tried to support him, and would not engage with any workers offering help.

Photograph representing service user