We are Becky Seale and Catherine-Rose Stocks-Rankin. We are leading a two-year research project on the Bromley by Bow model. Our purpose is to help Bromley by Bow tell its story and measure its impact. This project includes staff and local community members, because the Bromley by Bow model cannot be separated from its community.
As researchers, we are embedded, participatory and developmental in our approach. This means, we use participatory approaches with staff to help them tell their story and develop meaningful measurement of their work.
We also work with a group of community researchers to co-produce our understanding of the model and its outcomes. They are: Mandy Harrial, Yunus Ali, Andre Barnes, Rev James Olanipekun, Andre Khan, Maisha Chowdhury and Nina Begum.
All of our work focuses on capacity building as well as evidence generation. We are rooted in the values of Bromley by Bow: be a friend, have fun, be compassionate and assume its possible.
We are grateful to our funders: Public Health England, the Wellcome Trust, The Health Foundation and OCS.
Special thanks is due to our advisory group, which includes experts in primary care, community development, leadership, evaluation, and public health.