Creating Social Action

Empowering Communities

What we do

Empowering communities to create real and lasting positive change

How we do it

We train and support people in Participatory Action Research (PAR) and community leadership skills

Why we do it

To enable people to participate in the decisions that affect their lives



Our work is based on the ideas that people are experts in their own situation, their knowledge and experience should be respected, and that they should be fully involved in decisions or developments that affect them.


We specialise in Participatory Appraisal techniques, a form of engagement that is highly interactive, using a range of visual and interactive methods that allow everyone to participate and have their say.

Track Record

We have extensive experience, and a highly successful track record, of training up volunteers and residents to carry out their own community research, and of supporting them in that process.