Clients & Projects
Support, advice and training to ensure efficient service and sustainability.
We have had successful experiences both in the UK and abroad in developing the capacity of organisations and projects through practical support, advice and training to ensure they deliver a more efficient service and are sustainable. Please follow links below to see a list of clients and projects we have worked with.
Clients in the UK – Ongoing projects
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April 2020 – ongoing
Supporting Noel Park Big Local during the current Coronavirus situation. This includes mapping of provision in the local area and assisting the Big Local to deliver support.
July 2019 – ongoing
Facilitating workshops for the newly formed Sport and Serious Youth Violence Steering Group (including organisations and young people). This also includes training and supporting a number of young people to be co-facilitators in the sessions. The co-facilitators created an excellent summary of the work thus far.
May 2017 – ongoing
Following initial facilitation of key stakeholder discussions and a summit in 2017 to develop a shared approach for CB1 development in Cambridge, we support the CB1 Community initiative on the CB1 Estate through community engagement work. Community Engagement and Project Coordinator Sam Kenward appointed in July 2018 to be based 3 days a week on the estate to work with residents, businesses and partners to further improve CB1 as a place to live, work and play. Visit their website for more information about the initiative and the estate generally.
February 2020 – June 2020
Working with residents at the Achilles Road Estate in Lewisham on building capacity; around communication, development terminology, social value and developing Terms of Reference for a new Steering Group.
October 2019 – March 2020
Worked in a team on an action research project aimed at informing Together (an alliance of youth homelessness charities and housing associations working with young people who are experiencing homelessness, or who are at risk of homelessness in London) understand how to make better use of their collective assets (homes, support, funding and expertise) and create better pathways for young people into stable accommodation. The research consisted of a desktop review of previous research on youth homelessness, interviews with young people, carried out by trained peer researchers, workshops with front line staff and with the alliance, and an on-line asset mapping exercise.
Big Local Youth Violence Summit – Birmingham
30th November 2019
Working in partnership with Sian Penner Associates to plan and deliver a second summit for Big Local areas on Serious Youth Violence. This was held in Birmingham on 30th November 2019 and was co-produced and co-facilitated by young people.
April 2019 – November 2019
Big Local Youth Violence Summit – London
Working in partnership with Sian Penner Associates to plan and deliver a summit for Big Local areas on Serious Youth Violence. This was held in London on 13th July 2019 and was well attended with representatives from 14 different Big Local areas. The day included mapping of their different areas, the issues in those areas and the actions being taken. There was also a Q&A with a panel of experts and some discussion on what areas can do to further address these issues.
March 2019 – May 2019
Working with Bountagu Big Local to develop a Big Local Plan for approval from the partnership. This involved drafting a Community Profile, conducting research within the community and producing a budget as part of the Plan. This work was done in partnership with Sian Penner Associates.
Optivo Housing Association and North Preston Hub Steering Group
November 2018 – May 2019
Working with Optivo and the local steering group to develop a feasibility study of a new community Hub in Faversham, Kent. This included conducting community research and desktop research for the business plan and drafting a business plan with an action plan of next steps. We worked alongside RCKa Architects who developed designs for the Hub.
August 2018 – March 2019
Working to deliver a Learning Cluster to 16 Big Local areas affected by youth violence and exploitation through four workshop events that included speakers, sharing good practise and learning as well as reflecting on challenges and initiatives across Big Local.
May 2018 – April 2019
Community research Project – working as an associate of Campbell Tickell, we supported the strengthening of Curo’s community engagement in Foxhill in Bath.
Grahame Park Theory of Change Evaluation
May 2018 – March 2019
Working with Notting Hill Genesis on the evaluation of a neighbourhood approach to a Theory of Change (ToC) that has been developed in Grahame Park. As part of the evaluation, we talked to local residents and a range of stakeholders to see what changes they have experienced in the area since the ToC over the past year. We worked on this project in partnership with WSA Consultants.
June 2018 – January 2019
Working with Lambeth and Southwark Housing Association in developing a Community Investment Strategy for 2018-21 by engaging with various stakeholders in the local area and training residents as community researchers. The aim of this work was to strengthen LSHA’s community engagement and enhance tenants’ involvement.
June 2017 – November 2017
Working with Mobilise in West Hendon to develop a Neighbourhood Investment Strategy. As part of this, we trained community researchers to conduct the research which informed the strategy.
May 2017 – March 2018
Built Environment Expert (BEE) – providing Community & Economic development support to communities, local authorities and developers involved in built environment projects.
June 2017 – August 2017
Working with WSA Community Consultants, Grahame Park residents and stakeholders to develop and implement a Theory of Change for Grahame Park neighbourhood. You can see more about this in the video opposite.
June 2017 – September 2017
Carrying out community research and collating information to create a business plan for the Jain Centre’s community facilities in their new building in Colindale, North London.
September 2016 – April 2017
Supporting a group in Ponders End to take up Neighbourhood Planning as a means to influence the future development and regeneration of their areas. The project was commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
November 2016 – April 2017
Facilitating three coastal communities through their CED programme, designed for local community groups and organisations who want to take a lead in shaping their economies for the benefit of local communities. This is in partnership with New Economics Foundation, Locality, Community Development Foundation and the Community Development Finance Association.
February 2016 – March 2016
Working as part of Campbell Tickell for a consultation of residents, partners and graffiti writers to explore avenues for development. The Hall of Fame recently opened.
NHS Patient Voice Training
November 2016 – January 2017
Working as associate of Just Ideas and WSA Community to design and deliver a face to face interactive training programme for Patients Voice volunteers in London.
October 2015 – January 2017
We worked with Cobweb Consulting to consult Traveller and Gypsy residents and local partners about housing needs within Waltham Forest.
November 2015 – June 2016
Support urban communities take up Neighbourhood Planning as a means to influence the future development and regeneration of their areas. The project was commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
July 2015 – April 2016
Working in three London Boroughs to support the development of a ‘Community Voice’ as part of a multi-agency approach to reduce group and gang violence in London.
September 2015 – April 2016
Supporting two small community groups with developing action plans to improve their neighbourhood and plan for their future.
July 2015 – April 2016
Facilitating Innovative Vision through their CED programme, designed for local community groups and organisations who want to take a lead in shaping their economies for the benefit of local communities. This is in partnership with New Economics Foundation, Locality, Community Development Foundation and the Community Development Finance Association.
Childcare Research – The research was to establish the degree to which childcare is a barrier to employment, and practical ways SHG can support residents to overcome the barrier.
January 2011 – December 2011
Evaluation of support programme for neighbourhood planning which is part of CLG’s ‘Supporting Communities and Neighbourhoods in Planning’ programme..
Woodberry Down Community & Economic Development Framework
January 2011 – December 2011
Support & Facilitation of the Partnership to Coordinate Delivery
Priory Court Big Local Trust
Mapping of Local Groups & Business.
Quadrant Gardening Club