With funding support from NESTA, Neighbourhood Watch Network engaged The Social Change Agency to undertake a listening project in a rural community of Gwent in Wales and an inner city community in Lewisham. 

The aim was to uncover insights directly from people living in these areas about any barriers to their engagement with Neighbourhood Watch and what Neighbourhood Watch might need to do to adapt to meet the needs of these different communities and add value for the volunteers who are already offering local support. 

This blog, written by Jayne Pascoe - Head of Partnerships and Projects, outlines some of the key learning points from this project and how we will be taking forward the recommendations made as a result.

Read it here.