Fulfilling Lives in Islington and Camden

Fulfilling Lives in Islington & Camden (FLIC) has now closed its doors. However, all of our news, learnings and reports can be found here, and our clients' voices and films can be found here.

FLIC was an eight-year Lottery funded learning programme, designed to support people experiencing multiple disadvantage and affect system change to improve the experience and outcomes for people accessing services.

Too often the voices of people experiencing multiple disadvantage aren't heard. Putting clients at the centre of everything we do was key to our work. Our support service was intensive, trauma-informed and led by the experiences and insights of our clients.

We worked in partnership with statutory and voluntary agencies across both boroughs to improve services for people with multiple needs and drive systemic change, influencing how services are designed and delivered.

If you have any questions, please email Lucy Campbell ([email protected]), SHP's head of Multiple Disadvantage Transformation.

As part of our legacy of learning programme we embarked on a Co-Location project with partner services for six months from the end of 2021 until April 2022.

Co-Location, where practitioners from specialist services are sat within and work alongside a host team, is an increasingly popular model of service delivery. It is an efficient and creative way for different services to share knowledge, coordinate support, develop cross-sector networks and improve communication between client-facing workers and local decision makers. Most importantly, it enables people experiencing multiple disadvantage to have their needs met, in a holistic and coordinated way.

FLIC's Co-Location Guide
This is by no means an exhaustive guide. We have simply put together our learning from FLIC's own Co-Location project in order to share our experience and provide some guidance or inspiration for any services who want to introduce co-location as a model but do not know where to begin. The guide is written from the perspective of the Co-Location provider (rather than the Host Team).

In FLIC's Co-Location Guide we explore our principles, four phase approach, tips for practitioners, do's and don'ts and reflections from the team. 

FLIC's Co-Location Principles and Four Phase Approach

Webinar Launch of the Co-Location Guide
We created a webinar within which we explore the guidance, our key learnings from our Co-Location project to inspire others to consider Co-Location. This recording also includes a conversation between FLIC's Co-Located Practitioners where they discuss the benefits and challenges of this work.

Download our Co-Location Guidance here.