The Tower Hamlets Communities Driving Change (CDC) programme was a new way of supporting communities to thrive, in a borough where health inequalities are rife. It imagined a new type of relationship between institutions and residents, and a change to who has control over local health and wellbeing priorities. It focused on working in an open way and moving away from traditional programme delivery models. This report explores our journey as a programme taking a ‘systems thinking’ approach, working to build strong relationships, equalising power, and continuously reflecting and learning. It covers CDC to pre-Covid and highlights the importance of working with all players of the system – individuals, groups, charities, service providers, local authorities and more to support communities.
Communities Driving Change: our journey to systemic change
Previewing our upcoming report, Helen Goulden looks for the ‘S’ in ESG – and asks if political and economic turbulence could knock it into the long grass?
Mark Pepper is driving climate action at Ambition Lawrence Weston, a housing estate on the outskirts of Bristol.
‘If the research sector is to truly reflect our diverse communities, we need new forms of partnerships’Blog 20 July 2022
Tom Saunders and Emily Morrison stress the need for more equitable and sustainable models of community engagement in research
Today, local leaders from around the UK descend on Parliament to call for a Community Power Act. Our CEO Helen Goulden welcomes engagement with communities that increases both equality and equity.
This proposal, supported by The Young Foundation, outlines new laws aim that could fundamentally change where power lies in this country.
Helen Goulden shares a new report, and celebrates greater participation of young people in the research sector.
The Young Foundation starts 2022 with a focus on collective energy. Helen Goulden reflects on the challenges and opportunities ahead.