What we do

Fulfilling Lives Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham is part of a national programme focusing on MD.  

We believe that “no person is hard to reach but systems can be hard to access”. 

We aim to influence the system in order to change the lives of people experiencing multiple disadvantages for the better – now and in the future. 

In order to create change we focus on: 

System changeWe make an impact on the way people are supported – by influencing policy and practice, locally and nationally. 

Co-production: We give equal value to the voices of both the decision makers and the people we support, so that all opinions are heard and respected equally. 

Service deliveryWorking directly with people to provide support in a different way.


 How we are governed

Fulfilling Lives Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and is overseen by a Core Strategic Group (CSG), which has responsibility for overseeing the governance and strategic direction and delivery of the programme.   

The CSG is formed of members from Certitude, Thames Reach, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM) Lambeth, Lewisham Southwark and Clinical Commissioning Group. Relationships Partners from The National Lottery Community Fund and MEAM (Making Every Adult Matter) also attend the meetings.  

Our governance also includes the voluntary sector, local authorities, health providers, and people with lived experience of facing multiple disadvantage to develop, implement and have oversight of the Fulfilling Lives Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham programme.

Who we are

Diane Elizabeth Smith

Head of Programme

Katy Griffith

Peer Programme Lead

Ruth Atkinson

Innovation and Evaluation Lead

Sarah Tayleur

Senior Innovation and Evaluation Coordinator

Cath Walford

Evaluation Coordinator

Ray Sutton

Innovation Partner

Stephanie Otuoacheampong

Innovation Partner

Jordan Edwards

Communication Officer

Sharon Baynham

Peer Link Worker

Winston Allamby

Community Partner

Jessica Meyer

Project Manager

Karen Randall

Project Coordinator

Our partners

To help us achieve our objective of improving access to services for people who experience multiple disadvantage, we work with a range of partners. This enables us to share our learning and deepen connections with other organisations that are also seeking to improve the way support is offered and delivered.

National Expert Citizens’ Group is a national board of the 12 Fulfilling Lives regions, providing vital insight into multiple disadvantage.  The ultimate aim of the group is to improve the lives of service users facing multiple disadvantage, and to influence systems change with services across homelessness, substance use, mental health, and offending.  This should be achieved through effective co-production with the service user at its heart.  

Fulfilling Lives LSL ambassadors Charlotte and Christina represent the program at the National Experts Citizens Group. 

You can read more about the work of the NECG on http://necguk.org.uk/