Tackling Complex Need: A Modern Social Action Centre for London
Over the last 3 years, in order to respond to significant gaps in support that we saw in our community and beyond, we have transformed our organisation from a traditional building-based community organisation into a modern social action and innovation centre.
Knowing that specialist and intensive services are our strength and recognising our capacity to develop new approaches to tackling severe and unmet need, we invested in new frontline services and restructured existing ones so that our activities reach the individuals who need them the most.
We work with people who face complex issues and challenges; people who fall through cracks and have nowhere else to turn.
In keeping with our history as a community anchor, we have invested in our historic home to transform it into a modern community asset and hub. We now house 18 charities and provide community action spaces to 30,000 people every year, expanding our impact to more than 200,000 people every year.
In recent years we have expanded our reach beyond our historic home of Southwark – we now work across more than half the city, reaching 20 boroughs.