Fulfilling Lives has launched a national campaign which aims to reduce stigma by increasing awareness and understanding of multiple and complex needs amongst the general public. An annual ‘Multiple Disadvantage Day’ is on 3rd July, with 2019’s campaign for change being the first step in providing a national voice for the work of the Fulfilling Lives Programme, which is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
This year’s campaign, ‘See the Full Picture’, will focus on 11 case studies exploring the different experiences of those accessing the programme, and why they came to access services. Through telling the full story and highlighting the challenges of navigating a very complex system, it is hoped that the general public will gain more understanding and think before judging.
To promote the campaign there will be a dedicated website, press and social media coverage, and an event organised by each of the Fulfilling Lives projects for Multiple Disadvantage Day.
Fulfilling Lives South East is planning to run a ‘Living Library’ event in Brighton, with a musical element and active involvement from service users and staff – for more details please see https://www.multipledisadvantageday.org/events/brighton