Wednesday 3 July will be first ever Multiple Disadvantage Day, which aims to raise awareness of people facing multiple disadvantage.
Multiple Disadvantage is when a person experiences a combination of homelessness, addiction, re-offending behaviour and/or mental ill health at the same time. Multiple Disadvantage Day, which is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, aims to reduce the stigma experienced by some of the most disadvantaged and forgotten about people in society, encouraging members of the public to #seethefullpicture. The campaign website includes ‘true stories’ from people facing multiple disadvantage on a daily basis, many of whom have received vital support from voluntary organisations after struggling to access appropriate public services.
Using the hashtag #seethefullpicture people are being encouraged to get involved by attending events (our closest is Bristol, today), read some of the true stories, join the conversation on social media or connect with a project.
For more information, visit the Multiple Disadvantage Day website.