A fundamental part of our project is research. Project findings are used to inform developments in frontline delivery, and also to provide evidence for work around system change.

Members of our team attend various strategic meetings across Nottingham City, making the case for system change, and highlighting through evidence where systemic improvements can be made. Expert Citizens with lived experience of Severe and Multiple Disadvantage (SMD) represent the project at both a local and national level, including participation in consultations with government departments.

All of our reports and recommendations are listed below by year. You can also search by keywords, for example homelessness, housing or mental health.

Further Research and Reports on Severe and Multiple Disadvantage (SMD)

Opportunity Nottingham is one of 12 projects that form the Fulfilling Lives Programme, all funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. Each project has conducted extensive research and evaluation regarding Severe and Multiple Disadvantage. The national evaluation partner for the Fulfilling Lives Programme – CFE Research (the national evaluation partner for the Fulfilling Lives Programme) has also published numerous reports that consider the national picture in relation to SMD. All of this information can be accessed here.