The Young Foundation has been commissioned by Peabody and the Royal Borough of Greenwich to understand families’ views about living in Thamesmead and their hopes for the future of the Moorings area.
Peabody’s vision is to help the local community make the most of their lives by supporting people to be happier, healthier and wealthier by creating opportunities that support future generations and the most vulnerable.
Whilst the goal of the research project is to understand what life is like in the area, there is a particular focus on education and how the transition from primary to secondary school is perceived by children and guardians and the challenges the transition poses for families.
Keeping with the spirit of The Young Foundation’s origins, the ethnographic research takes place within the families’ homes and neighbourhoods, so we can better understand life in Thamesmead from the residents’ perspectives.
The full report will be published by the end of December 2019.