We take an increasingly proactive role through our strategic initiatives, which facilitate strong cooperation between organisations wanting to improve communities, regardless of their sector.
This creates unique partnerships between the charity, private and public sector that enable more progress to be made, more effectively.
In creating these initiatives, we use our strong, independent voice to drive social change through a rigorous process:
- Research the key issues
- Analyse the steps needed for significant change
- Design a partnership programme
- Fund the solution
- Deliver the activities, and
- Measure the impact.
In our Oxfordshire Uncovered research report we identified three key priority areas for Oxfordshire: homelessness, educational inequality, and loneliness and isolation. Through our strategic initiatives, we aim to ensure that everyone has a place to call home, every child has an opportunity to thrive, and everyone feels a sense of belonging to the community where they live.
The pandemic has exacerbated needs and relative disadvantage, and our priorities remain high. Indeed, there is new urgency and opportunity to do something in all these areas. Added to this has been a growing awareness of the importance of digital inclusion, a significance that is not going away as services and other activities move online.