How we work
We are leaders in place-based change and experts in using learning to drive change and understand the complex, intersectional nature of social challenges. We truly care about making big ideas accessible.
We have developed and adapted the way we work to suit today’s social and political context. To challenge the root causes of economic and social exclusion and strengthen communities across the UK, we use three approaches to change:
A long-term approach to identifying, understanding, and addressing social issues. It harnesses the resource, expertise and experience from a defined area and uses them collectively to enable change.
A systemic approach to change challenges and shifts the way things have been done in the past to create lasting change for the future. Systemic change is change we make together, rather than one person or organisation working alone.
Person centred change
A focus on the person and their abilities, not the issues they face. Our support focuses on achieving a person’s aspirations and is tailored to their individual needs and circumstances.