We offer training and support to communities on a range of areas from training residents as community researchers to supporting groups on areas such as roles and responsibilities and communication.
We’re part of a new partnership called the Engagement Group – read about the group and the work here
Our statement on current events – available here
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Annual Report 2019 – you can read about the projects we worked on in 2019 here.
Working with the Greater London Assembly on serious youth violence and working with Big Local areas on how this can be addressed by working together across agencies.
We work with stakeholders on the CB1 Estate in Cambridge both in the initial facilitation of workshops for stakeholders and now in continuing community engagement work on the mixed use estate
Big Local Rep for Wormley and Turnford, the Barnfield Estate in Greenwich, Farley Hill in Luton and Elthorne.
We worked with WSA Community Consultants to develop and pilot a Theory of Change for Grahame Park regeneration involving community groups and stakeholders
We have worked with various partners on community centres and community hubs whether it is developing new hubs or working with existing hubs to support organisational development.
“The work gave an excellent start to the ambition of building a new community hub and resulted in a full package for the group to draw from to propel their visions forward!”
“Paul was instrumental in bringing together local community organisations in Grahame Park to create a Theory of Change (ToC) model promoting collaboration and working towards shared outcomes on the estate and in the wider Colindale area.”
“Paul and his team have been hugely successful in helping LSHA deliver a new Community Investment Strategy. Their ability to engage positively with stakeholders and tenants has ensured we are in a position to deliver a clear set of objectives with a meaningful and lasting impact. I was particularly impressed by Paul’s ability to understand the strategic environment in which we operate alongside very practical and refreshing approach to problem solving.”
“Paul provided consultancy support to one of our grantees through our ‘funding plus’ work. He quickly got to grips with the brief and worked collaboratively with the staff and trustees at the client to develop something that met their needs and helped to move them on as an organisation. We particularly appreciated his honest, open and timely communication.”
“Paul and his team are professional, impartial and proactive with an integrative approach to their work which has been ever helpful in the complexities of developing a region leading mixed use scheme.”
‘The Ponders End Community Development Trust (PECDT) are very grateful for the help we received from Paul and Vicky. Our ‘Love Ponders’ community engagement events were a great success, due to their vast knowledge and professionalism. With their support we were able to bring people together to discuss local issues around our built up area and identify what changes we need to work towards. Looking forward to working with the team again on the next part of our journey
We approached Paul to work with CDF on the Mayors Office for Policing & Crime (MOPAC) contract to develop a community voice in order to reduce group violence in London, because I knew he had a background of strong facilitation skills and covering difficult topics. Paul has been an excellent colleague, good at forming relationships with key stakeholders, building trust and respect. He has facilitated some very challenging meetings with grace and tact so as to bring about the best outcomes for the meeting and the participants. We have worked collaboratively, bouncing ideas and approaches off each other. He is always willing to think through an issue and try and come up with creative alternatives or solutions. Paul is great to work with and his experience and skill really shine through in the way he works.
Its been a pleasure working with Paul, he has always been available to talk and share ideas. The strength of our Community Economic Development (CED) plan is that we were able to work so collaboratively and bring a wide cross section of people together. The workshop really set the tone for further work and the CED plan is testament to that collaboration. We look forward to inviting him and his team to the launch of the fish processing facility once our project gets going.
Innovative Vision Organisation (IVO) were a beneficiary of Paul’s wide knowledge of regeneration issues. His advice and support through IVO’s Enterprise Hubs journey developing a viable Community Economic Development Plan was greatly valued. As a result of Pauls support we have managed to build strong working partnerships with community groups, Housing Associations, the Councils Regeneration and Commercial Properties Team.
Paul has worked on a range of projects for Lift now Crisis Skylight Brent. In 2012 he assisted us to develop Harlesden Town Garden project to improve a local green space in Challenge Close Harlesden. Paul facilitated stakeholder meetings, community research and consultation as well as helping us clarify our approach to the ownership, liability and sustainability of the site. He has also facilitated a successful visioning awayday for our Neighbourhood Forum and recently trained a group of our users as community researchers for Neighbourhood Planning. Pauls approach is accessible and focused. The training was successful and really inspired the participants. We’re really pleased that they want to continue working together as a group, and are promoting the neighbourhood plan around Harlesden which is fantastic.