No two communities are the same. So understanding the particular needs of a community, and community-based organisations, is essential. And, as a community grows or changes, services and facilities have to evolve and adapt to meet new needs.
Our approach, therefore, is to treat every case as unique. The services and solutions we provide are tailor-made, holistic and adaptable, as well as sustainable. The core upon which we base them includes the following:
We work with clients to develop visionary, yet achievable, strategies. In the community development sector we work on everything from individual community and arts facility planning to regional community development strategies.
Understanding current and future community needs and trends ensures better programme and facility development decisions. You can use this information to fill existing and potential gaps in services and experiences. It can add value to planning and clarify a business case.
Our suite of innovative techniques lets you engage and consult with all communities of interest, whether they are individuals, groups or organisations. We can ensure you understand their needs, wants and barriers, while uncovering opportunities, We can evaluate options and test concepts, and provide robust information to support decision making.
Our objective, holistic advice helps underpin investment decisions, financial scrutiny, facility development and operational performance.
We can help determine the financial viability and sustainability of a proposed community development or programme. Including cash flow analysis and the identification of new opportunities.
We can provide impartial, evidence-based assessments of service levels and user satisfaction, as well as ongoing monitoring and evaluation. Enabling us to develop recommendations and action plans to improve service delivery.
We provide objective, expert advice on optimising open space, site and facility design. Resulting in improved functionality, reduced operational costs and increased revenue.
Investigation and advice on funding, procurement, maximising commercial opportunities and new income streams.
Management and governance have a significant influence on community development outcomes. Applying our experience can resolve many significant issues.