Community

During my time living on the estate of Southmead, Bristol (which you can read more about here), I learned the value of being part of a vibrant and friendly community. I also learned that while there are many great organisations and businesses out there, they often fail to connect with people who don’t fit straight into the demographic of their employees or volunteers.

That’s where I come in. I have proven experience of working within a community very different to my own background, and helping that community to develop its engagement with digital platforms and partner organisations. I now work as a consultant for community organisations, charities and businesses who want to find better ways to connect with their neighbours, clients or service users.

Each situation is totally unique, but most of the services that I offer will almost certainly help you to find out how to achieve your goals.

  • Collecting information about people, groups, organisations or areas
  • Researching and applying for grants for community development
  • Producing community development plans in conjunction with local communities
  • Engaging with people digitally, and helping people to engage digitally
  • Reaching those who are often left unreached by modern marketing and advertising
  • Creating spaces where people are encouraged to understand one another better

Though these might sound like vague goals, I help you to find ways to analyse success in various key areas – including how many people in your target audience are being reached, and how effectively.

Here's a sketch from a talk I gave at the launch of Southmead's Community Plan
Here’s a sketch from a talk I gave at the launch of Southmead’s Community Plan

 

I also have a wide network of professionals in various industries who can help with different aspects of this work, and provide both consultancy and project management, as well as some of the hands on work – after all, there’s no better way to do a job like this well than to spend time with the people I’m trying to help you to engage with.

If you have a project that you think I could help with, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. My rates are flexible and I try to take into account the financial difficulties that communities are facing – including helping to get funding for work done.