Impact

Transparency in impact reporting

Impact 2020

Reporting our impact is a pleasure.  We love the work we do, and part of that work is sharing the stories of the people we meet every day.  Our stories are of real lives and the real impact we make with the help of our customers. We lean into our skills as researchers to create vivid case studies that allow our customers to connect with and understand the worlds that people we help live in.

By using the lived experience approach, we help organisations engender greater buy-in amongst their workforce. But that is only one prong of the case study. Whenever we take on a new contract or project, we ring-fence the funding into specific, targeted interventions.  This strategy allows us to be highly specific about the actual lives they have helped, what resources we allocated and exactly how much they cost.  

We expect you to expect complete transparency in everything we do; it is our pleasure and our greatest responsibility. We love it because it inevitably becomes the building block that all change is built on –  partnerships.  It’s what we mean when we say:

Together, we are Ethical

This is Irene and she loves the Dementia doll we sent her

Accounting for change

Impact 2020

We cannot operate without our partners.  Our partners, customers and clients in need have to trust us implicitly.  That’s why we publish our impact on a contract account and company wide basis.

Stories that matter

Impact 2020
Supporting Women Living with Homelessness

A sample of the kind of case studies we bring is shown below. Working with Orbit and our partners in the homeless communities of South London, we offered three women, each of them grandmothers, the chance of some work and the opportunity to share their stories.

Josephine lives in her own home and is relatively comfortable but she has a wider family in the UK and Jamaica for whom her income matters. Many of her family have lost their jobs to the pandemic and in some cases are homeless.

Josephine has become her extended families sole breadwinner, and the odd jobs she picks up, support her children & their families.

Donna was a Manager at a Care Home looking after the young with Autism and Aspergers. Unfortunately, her health deteriorated, and in 2017, Donna found herself with pneumonia and in a coma.  

As a result of her illness, she lost her job and home. In 2019 Donna’s health improved, and she is rebuilding her life from the hostel she lives in.

Mandy sleeps in her car most nights. She suffers from anxiety and depression stemming from her early life and working as a Social Worker. 

Mandy struggled for years looking after abused children. Despite going to her manager and her doctor with a spiralling mental health condition, she was offered no help and told to “pull herself together”. 

Josephine lives in her own home and is relatively comfortable but she has a wider family in the UK and Jamaica for whom her income matters. Many of her family have lost their jobs to the pandemic and in some cases are homeless.

Josephine has become her extended families sole breadwinner, and the odd jobs she picks up, support her children & their families.

Donna was a Manager at a Care Home looking after the young with Autism and Aspergers. Unfortunately, her health deteriorated, and in 2017, Donna found herself with pneumonia and in a coma.  

As a result of her illness, she lost her job and home. In 2019 Donna’s health improved, and she is rebuilding her life from the hostel she lives in.

Mandy sleeps in her car most nights. She suffers from anxiety and depression stemming from her early life and working as a Social Worker. 

Mandy struggled for years looking after abused children. Despite going to her manager and her doctor with a spiralling mental health condition, she was offered no help and told to “pull herself together”. 

“This world and this work is about changing lives. Our job is to make sure that those we help are heard and that people listening to the stories can connect to them. It is only by understanding the world people live in that we can genuinely build back better.