Equipping Researchers to Adopt a Trauma-Informed Approach

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new resource, ‘Trauma-Informed Social Research: A Practical Guide’, written by Kerry Dowding, Research and Evaluation Officer with Fulfilling Lives South East Partnership. This brief and accessible guide gives practical hints and tips on how to apply the principles of trauma-informed practice to research activities with vulnerable […]

Stopping the Prison Cycle for Women

In just over six years of client facing work, the Fulfilling Lives project has worked with a total of 69 women across the three project areas of Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings, of a total caseload number of 118 clients. The Fulfilling Lives offer is a flexible one; a mixture of practical support to […]

Joint Working: The Power of Collaboration

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, many services (statutory and third sector alike) stopped all face-to-face contact with service users and started working remotely. This shift in support was especially difficult for clients experiencing multiple and complex needs (MCN), including learning disabilities (LD), where the right type of communication is vital for understanding. This article […]

Personal reflections on witnessing child removal

The article talks about the impact of witnessing a child removal in hospital has had on them on a professional and personal level but also highlights some of the obstacles and stigma women with multiple and complex needs (MCN) face; as well as the need for specialised advocacy and support services.


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