"Wellbeing - is about creating the conditions for thriving sustainably. It’s quality of life and prosperity, positive physical and mental health, sustainable thriving communities.
Wellbeing is a measure of social progress and, arguably, the goal of individuals, good government and charitable activity.’"
We foster increased engagement and collaboration between with community innovators and entrepreneurs, commercial enterprise, and the public sector. Supporting the coming together and cooperation on the development of models to better facilitate co-design / production, and continuous improvement in sustainable wellbeing development systems and services, and measurable social, economic, and ecological progress in delivery.
We achieve this by
Networking - Connecting like-minded individuals and organisations with similar social and ecological ambitions to one another. Through our intelligence we reach and create bridges between unconnected spaces, places, and people.
Convening and co-design - A social economy cannot come to fruition by VCSE-activity alone. Citizens, local businesses, academia, public sector, and more all need to be involved in the weaving of social change and regenerative local economics. Our convening capability delivers new connections, increased peer-to-peer learning, new collaborations, and innovations with new ways to realise social value and benefits.
Brokering - The liaising power that aims to increase the public and private spending into local social economy capacity. This includes facilitating creation of new more effective / efficient and sustainable service structures e.g., carers cooperatives, food cooperatives, etc. and community wealth building opportunity.
Best practice blueprints – engaging aid to support community start-ups to accelerate progress to a sustainable and mature state of service capability through connection with libraries of common tools, business support services and blueprint delivery approaches / models, utilising best practice guidance / support built from experience of specialists from across the commercial, public and not for profit sectors.
COMMUNITY ASSET DATA MAPPING
Community led wellbeing development is both and overarching idea and hands on approach for empowering local people and communities to collectively innovate and develop sustainable social, economic, and ecological solutions.
To facilitate this we provide a data services that enables community projects and initiatives to identify local resources, specialist support and assets that can be engaged to support community wellbeing development projects.
SOCIAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT MEASURES
Years in the making, our social and economic impact data to support social investment decision making has been built from a wide range of academic, public health and social enterprise / charity organisations studies and reports.
Our SROI model currently measures societal challenges encompassing health, care, welfare, education, criminal justice, and collectively confirms £10's of millions in social and economic opportunity for UK communities, local economies, and public sector.
SOCIAL PURPOSE DRIVEN TECH4GOOD
There are many ways in which digital solutions and technology can help our community initiatives and projects to do more good
But building digital and technology opportunities into business and investment plans is both challenging and sometimes cost prohibitive to start with.
We are workign to change this through engaging technologists and social investors on the delivery of a better way to support local community enterprise.
Do you have a community project or idea that you would like help with, or an existing group or organisations wanting to do more in your community?
Or are you an individual interested in joining the team and helping to deliver this valuable community data service?
Or do you wish to just know more about what we do and our unique approach to helping communities?
In any case we are keen to hear from you, please reach out and lets talk and explore the art of the possible.