Earlier this year, we partnered with local people to capture their stories from the pandemic and share their hopes and priorities for the future. The purpose of this research was to improve our insights into how Covid-19 has affected our neighbours, and how we can support Newham’s recovery.
Through a total of almost 400 online questionnaires, face-to-face activities and in-depth conversations, our neighbours shared their concerns and fears, hopes and dreams, tears and laughter. It’s reassuring that one of the consistent messages from this research is that people in Newham have a strong hunger for community, something that fits well with our mission at BDCA.
The research also highlights a number of key challenges where Newham residents would welcome more support and we are now using it to help us shape and plan our future services for the community.
Read more about the project, stories and results!
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Download a copy of our project report
Further information for our community partners
Our project funding also enabled us to commission a statistical research report to add quantitative evidence of the current situation in our borough. We thought we’d share this with our community partners in case you find it useful for your own organisation – and if you know of other people who would benefit, feel free to pass it on! We’re grateful for the support of Compost London in compiling this report.
Everyone has their own story of how the pandemic has affected their life. We are grateful to almost 400 local residents who took part in our research to share their stories and hopes for the future!
Your input will really help us to shape the future of our services and help support Newham’s recovery.Steve Bynon, Project Consultation Co-Ordinator, BDCA