Here you will find a selection of our previous projects and assignments covering a range of scales and expertise. Our people focussed ethos is a common and developing theme throughout our work
In the NHS Five Year Forward View, a commitment was made to dramatically improve population health as new places are built and take shape. Halton Lea is one of ten housing developments selected to rethink how health and care services can be delivered. The programme offers an opportunity to unite public health, NHS providers and commissioners, planning and housing development to plan and build healthier places.
Prosocial Place prepared and delivered the Community Insights Engagement Programme throughout the summer of 2017, to develop a collective understanding of how the urban environment can be improved for the benefit of the local community’s health and wellbeing. We designed and delivered five workshops with young people and adults, with a summit for key stakeholders to provide baseline insights into community need. The images below are from sessions with Hallwood Park Primary School, Ormiston Bollingbroke Academy, Adult Workshops and Stakeholder Summit.
This AHRC research project focused on assessing the intrinsic value of The Reader's work with its volunteers. Prosocial Place delivered a comparison activity within the study, working with the volunteers to develop concept plans for the integration of The Reader into the Mansion House and grounds.
This commission gave us an opportunity to develop objective measures for the intrinsic value of culture, design and environment. Volunteers spent six weeks in a ‘design’ study group building up ideas on the canvases below, with the Concept Masterplan prepared by Prosocial Place interpreting the ideas generated by the groups - it demonstrates the role of 'design expertise' in realising community design ideas. See our published paper on the Place Research page - The Psychological Benefits of Cooperative Placemaking
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Just completed a Community Insights assignment for a NHS Healthy New Town in Merseyside - see the report in our Project Gallery Enabling section.