We visited people aged over 50 around the country, to map out ‘informal voluntary contributions in the community’. The overall aim of the research, for which Traverse published the written reports, was to recommend ways in which national/local government, the voluntary sector, and business, can help people in later life find meaningful ways to contribute to their communities.
The result was four short individual case study videos, each under 3 minutes. The above film tells the story of Gunwati in Leeds. You can watch the other three films, plus a 1-minute compilation snapshot for social media, here.
ECC launched a ‘Family Innovation Fund’ programme to help families in volatile situations build resilience, and reduce their reliance on statutory support in the future. We visited families who were recipients of different forms of intervention, each with their own story to tell. We looked at the context leading up to referral, the experience of support, and the overall impact.
The video above follows 12-year-old Lewis, who had been experiencing extreme behaviour at home. The ethnographic case studies appeared in, and complemented, an interactive evaluation report, written by Traverse (formerly OPM), and designed by Close-Up.
This is a one-min snippet from a 2018 project for Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity with research agency Renaisi, exploring the health priorities for people living in Lambeth and Southwark. It involved visiting five locations across the boroughs, from a BMX club in Peckham, to a community garden in Streatham, to speak with as many different people as possible. The main questions were: what are the most pressing health issues in the area and why? And what could be done to help? You can see the full 4min film here.
In early 2020, we visited the Older Women’s Co-Housing group in London, to find out what they like about their community garden. This film was part of a wider project exploring age-friendly volunteering, and was used to promote Capital Growth’s Six-Step Guide to help others create an inclusive and welcoming community garden. We also wrote and produced a 1-minute animation of the guide for social media.
In late 2019 / early 2020, we spent time with three citizens’ assembly participants, each from a different part of the country. Our aim was to understand their experiences, and provide a context to the issues being addressed in each assembly – in this case, the redevelopment of their respective town / city centres.
Commissioned by by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government (MHCLG), the resulting film appears alongside the citizens’ assembly handbook on The RSA and Involve‘s websites, and the evaluation report.
From 10 years ago, so in standard definition rather than HD: this project explored people’s experiences of the Welfare-To-Work system in Lewisham. We spent time with five different participants, to explore and document a meaningful picture of their journeys back to work from long-term unemployment.
The resulting ten-minute film complemented a written report by the Office for Public Management (now Traverse). Further details of the report can be found here.