But don’t just take our word for it, here are what some of the clients and residents we have worked with have to say.
The approach NewmanFrancis took was very resident focused. From the start they showed their commitment to making sure as many residents as possible understood the options; holding home visits and organising interpreters for those who couldn’t come to public meetings and workshops. They ran workshops and kept in regular contact with us to make sure that residents were influencing and involved in the process. They have been our strong advocates throughout, and have maintained their independence from the council through difficult decisions. Their main concern has always been making sure that the residents’ views were heard and taken in to account by the decision makers in the council.Esther Hainey, Resident Steering Group and Monitoring Group Member
The Neighbourhood Worker programme has improved my life a great deal. It has built my confidence and I have gained so much knowledge and skills. I am so thankful for the support I have received from Prentis & NewmanFrancis since I started the programme. I am financially so much more independent and feel that it makes me a better role model for my children.Marcia Joseph, Neighbourhood Worker
The Neighbourhood Worker scheme has offered a life changing opportunity to two local and unemployed residents of our estate.Roy Read, Chair of Bloomsbury Estate Management Board
NewmanFrancis' work was delivered to a high quality and has resulted in the development of a strong and active Bangladeshi Women's Group in the area. The Chartered Institute of Housing included a case study of the project in its best practice 'Guide to Engaging Muslim Communities'(CIH 2008), which was subsequently reported in full in New Start Magazine.
The final report demonstrated an impressive and in-depth grasp of the work and a provided very helpful evaluation of its outcomes.Angie Greany, Brighton and Hove Council
I was impressed by the professionalism of the team and the seamless help from NewmanFrancis.Verity Fifer, Chartered Institute of Housing
In all areas NewmanFrancis carried out work above and beyond expectations. They brought in knowledge, networking, best practice and solution based approaches and always delivered on budget and on target.Richard Sharp, Neighbourhood Coordinator, West Ham and Plaistow