A key focus of the Fulfilling Lives initiative is on learning.

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.

Photograph of Fulfilling Lives team members learning from each other

National Learning

The Fulfilling Lives programme aims to achieve a lasting impact that can influence the way that services are commissioned and how networks operate in the future.

To do this, the Big Lottery Fund has commissioned CFE Research and the University of Sheffield to carry out an independent national evaluation of the programme, gathering evidence throughout the eight years that projects are being delivered.

Below you can find the reports produced to date, highlighting valuable national learning that has already been generated.

Project Reports

In addition to the national learning that is being generated by the programme, local evaluations and research have been carried out for the Fulfilling Lives South East Partnership to gain further insights into the specific contexts we are working in.  The reports to date can be found below.


Infographics provide a useful way of conveying some of the learning from the programme.

Click the thumbnails below to find out more about the benefits of placing vulnerable women in safe spaces, finding opportunity in adversity and preventing homelessness in prison leavers.