Learning and Impact

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 National Lottery Community 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.

Local Learning

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.

Collaborative Learning

Fulfilling Lives collaborates with many different partners to increase learning opportunities and deepen our knowledge and impact. Below is a selection of reports written with partners which provide valuable insight into our key themes.

Fulfilling Lives have gained valuable insight into new ways of providing specialist domestic abuse support for women with multiple and complex needs, through a collaborative pilot project with RISE and BHT’s Phase One. The full report can be found at the link below:

Fulfilling Lives worked with the Brighton-based service Stopover, who support young women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. They evaluated the impact of interventions introduced to support staff in their work with people with multiple and complex needs, with interesting results.  The full report can be found at the link below: