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We are the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in Southwark. We support charities, community groups and individuals through capacity building, networks and training.

Have your say on the Cost of Living Fund (receive £30 for your time) – evaluated by Centric

Southwark Evaluation – Cost of Living Fund

Centric is a community-led organisation. We build the capacity and capability of communities to get involved in research, and our model emphasises the inclusion of groups who do not usually come forward in such processes to provide a platform for their unheard voices and perspectives.

We are working with Southwark Council, Southwark Residents and VCS/Community organisations to co-design recommendations to improve the cost of living community referrals pathway. We have a team that includes residents of Southwark who will be working on this project, and the recommendations we co-design together will be fed into the relaunch this October.

The first phase of this work involves focus groups to understand your experience of the referral pathway are identify areas for improvement. We are currently looking for 10 VCS/Community Organisations and 40 Residents to take part. As a thank you, all those who participate you will be paid £30 via voucher or bank transfer.

If you’re a VCS Organisation and would like to take part, please register your interest here.

Once you have participated in the focus groups, you will be invited to co-design workshops in July to develop recommendations.
If you have any questions, please contact: bukola.joel@centric.org.uk or raquel.c.januario@centric.org.uk