Our flexible approach to projects means that we have lots of different examples of how we've helped people and organisations to have a greater voice.
You can read more about the work we've done here.
Helping communities to have a voice
We worked with the Manchester Young Carer’s Forum to teach the young people skills in blogging, film-making and story-writing. However, more important than the skills was the sense of empowerment and confidence that the young people learned as they were supported in “thinking the process through.”
Developing individual skills
We've been working with people in pre-employment to train them in developing Online CVs so that they can showcase their talents, help them stand out from the crowd and demonstrate ingenuity, skill and creativity to prospective employers.
Working with organisations to help them give their clients a voice
We have been working with The Stroke Association to help stroke survivors create powerful films documenting the realities of their own lives and help rebuild their confidence after the inevitable trauma of having a stroke.
Improving the dialogue between housing associations and their residents
We worked with one housing association to create 'video letters' between themselves and their residents to establish meaningful dialogue in order to bring about change in their communities.
Local area consultations
We worked with communities in Higher Broughton, Salford to train them to gather local viewpoints on issues such as employment and diversity. Their content was used to bring people together and start a process to develop a local action plan for the area.
Coproducing better health services
We worked with Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust to train service users from specialist mental health and drug and alcohol units in how to become skilled and confident ‘embedded’ reporters. The findings were shared with staff and management and used to refine service provision to best meet the needs of service users.
Creating greater tenant engagement
We work extensively with social landlords to help them deliver their social objectives through resident involvement.