Transformation Within The Community
We work with and empower members of target communities to ensure that life chances for children and young people with SEMH needs can be transformed from within.
Our approach focuses on developing our work at a local level, by focusing on a target community. We use the term target community to define a geographical area where we deliver our work in partnership with the community. We have identified Brent to pilot our community-based model. The focus on embedding our work in a target community is based on what we know about the impact of work at a local level (in relation to transforming life chances for children), the success of asset-based community work and successful community organising approaches. Our goal is to become deeply embedded in the community and to create a series of models which can be scaled and replicated elsewhere.
No two communities are the same. Our goal is to become deeply embedded in the community, gaining access to on the ground knowledge and experience. By gathering and listening to local individuals, we can provide an approach which is collaborative, meaningful and relevant. The focus on embedding our work in a target community is based on what we know about the impact of work at a local level in relation to transforming life chances for children, the success of asset-based community work elsewhere and successful community organising approaches. Learning from these approaches, our community organising can be scaled up and replicated elsewhere.
All research demonstrates that trusting, empowering relationships are the cornerstone to improving outcomes within communities. We continue to establish partnerships with key partners in the community, including the local authority, public services, grassroots organisations and other charities. We take time to get to know the people and projects in our target communities and are committed to creating meaningful and lasting relationships to help strengthen our work. Our relationships with partners is key to building on the assets which already exist within the community.