We work with other people to achieve significant and beneficial change.
Which, you may not be surprised to hear, is rather easier said than done.
If we ever forget that we have to take other people fully into account, or if we lose focus on the change that is the ultimate goal – well, things falter. On the other hand, if people are connected to change and to co-productive working, they can achieve extraordinary results.
This insight, and the learning associated with it, forms the core of our practice, as demonstrated in the five examples below.
We have recently carried out (Aug-Nov 2023) a major review and development of the Lambeth Living Well Collaborative, an innovative collaboration in mental heath services that launched in 2010 to transform services in the borough for MH service users and their families and carers; and began in Nov 2023 Autumn 2023 to work with a large hospice to help their staff have conversations about ideas on assisted dying - a very delicate matter for people working in end-of-life and palliative care.
in addition our work in 2019-2020 in collaboration with longstanding colleagues, Sign Graphic Design, for TuVida (formerly Carers Trust East Midlands) on their 'story' creating images and materials for their rebrand and relaunch in September 2020 can be seen throughout their website: www.tuvida.org
What we do
Co-creating future scenarios for children and young people in Lambeth to 2027: this programme was part of working alongside the new Public Health team in Lambeth to use innovative methods to develop its work. See a published paper on this work here
Work to 'get it right' for Black Asian and Ethnic Minority Women in maternity services
Leading an Open Space event via Zoom in October 2020 to develop practical action to change the experience for BAME women in Lewisham working with the Maternity Voices Partnership
Dance United Yorkshire: Resi/Dance project
PSW led the action research study funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation alongside this unique 4 year community dance programme in Holme Wood Estate, Bradford, till autumn 2023. The work tracked learning and drew broader insights for dance and community wellbeing. For final reporting material, click here
Working with leading conservation NGO WildlifeDirect to create major Open Space events that aim for lasting change, including successful events via Zoom in June 2020 & 2021.
Crystallising the learning from a three year action research study of the impact of ADVANCE, a mentoring programme for leaders of local charities in The Carers Trust Network
New ways of thinking and doing in difficult times.