Fresh Start - Community Researchers

Edinburgh

Community Enterprise was commissioned to provide training, mentoring and support to a newly developed team of Fresh Start Community Researchers. Taking a Participatory Action Research approach, this work built confidence, capacity and skills within the local community and undertook topical and relevant research for Fresh Start. This included impact assessment of Fresh Start's Covid-19 response, feedback on the new Community Hub and Pantry space, as well as wider community projects across the local area. This project is was renewed in 2022 and phase 2 of this programme is currently ongoing.

Provided research training, mentoring and support to a newly established team of Community Researchers

Co-designed a programme of relevant and timely research and impact measurement for Fresh Start (and other North Edinburgh partners)

Helped evidence impact from Fresh Start services and shape future services

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"Community Enterprise understand communities and bring a wealth of experience while listening to the needs of the organisation they are working with. Keen to be adaptive and really professional but in a friendly and approachable manner."

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