“We have reset the narrative and preconceptions people once had and built trust and relationships between the council, residents and suppliers”
Capability need: For people who had left work or lost jobs as a result of the Grenfell tragedy, we led a series of community workshops to identify the project scope, understand key needs and co-create ideas for improving employability. We used the Project Bridge method to rebuild trust and collaboration between the community, residents, local authority, voluntary community sector and local businesses.
We ran this project in the community, bringing together residents affected by the Grenfell tragedy with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council, the voluntary and community sector and local charities, with 3 key stages:
As a result of this project, RBKC created “Community Works” to provide the access to the right type of employment for residents who are overcoming significant challenges as a result of the Grenfell tragedy.
Community Works continues to help people find good employment to fit their needs and circumstances, including:
Project Bridge is a proven person-centred, co-production method that has been used to successfully address many issues including Child Exploitation, Bringing People Home from Hospital, Supporting Disabilities, Volunteering, Sitting Services, Reunification of Care, Personalisation and Childhood Obesity. Project Bridge have won a bid for 2 high streets in Portsmouth to benefit from the £1 billion Future High Streets Fund. The bid was co-created by residents, landlords, business owners, community groups and local government using the Project Bridge method. Project Bridge is shortlisted for the ICiPS Collaboration award for its work to significantly reduce rough sleeping in Portsmouth.
Learn more about Project Bridge on our Social Purpose page here.
If you want to learn more about Project Bridge or be trained to become one of our volunteer facilitators, please email firstname.lastname@example.org