We’ve worked with lots of organisations over the years but a long brag list of names is pretty dull. Here’s some recent and current clients, and details of what we’ve done for them.
The social care experts. We’ve worked with SCIE in a variety of guises since its launch more than ten years ago, most recently writing a range of copy on older people, mental health, disability and end of life care for their ‘Find Me Good Care’ website resource.
Responsible for helping to deliver the government’s end of life care strategy and providing education and training to 2.5 million health and social care staff, the programme closed in April 2013 as part of the NHS reforms. We worked for them for five years, writing and implementing a communications and stakeholder strategy and providing a mass of design, communications, project management and stakeholder development services.
Another big older people’s housing provider. We helped them run their ‘Hanover@50 Debate’, looking at the role of retirement housing and the impact of an ageing population on attitudes, services and public funding. Our work included strategic advice, media relations, copywriting and design services.
This education charity trains and supports people to become inspirational teachers. We helped them conduct a review of their website resources and spent several months providing strategic advice and press office support whilst they were recruiting new staff to the communications department. We also ran media training for the Teach First senior team.
The older people’s housing and care organisation. We’ve worked with them for more than a decade, so hopefully we’re doing something right. Over the years we’ve run their press office, written brochures, leaflets and annual reviews, supported lobbying and campaigning strategies, launched reports and helped with interviewing and developing communications staff. It’s pretty much a case of ‘you name it, we’ve done it’ …
A small charity running disability awareness sessions in primary and secondary schools. We’ve helped with the development and planning of a range of PR activities, commissioned photoshoots, written and designed numerous annual reports and newsletters over the years and helped with the facilitation of their away day.
Responsible for monitoring and influencing cross-government policy on disability. We handled the stakeholder marketing for their first national public meeting, bringing together disabled people from around the UK, as well as providing both a conference report and an evaluation report on the event itself.
Charity working to improve the quality of healthcare in the UK. We were one of the faculty members on the Health Foundation’s Organising to Connect programme, which explored the role of networks in improving health services. As well as communications advice, we facilitated a number of different strands within the programme; we also researched and wrote an evaluation report of the whole project for the Foundation.
Giving a voice to people with mental health problems. A crucial project to combat stigma and discrimination, initially funded by the Department of Health. The Speakers’ Bureau is a volunteer database of people with severe and enduring mental health conditions willing to speak to the media. We ran it for five years, handling requests from journalists, and also people organising conferences and seminars, coming up with story ideas for placement and (most importantly) supporting speakers through the challenges of being a media case study.
The leading voluntary sector organisation run by disabled people, DRUK was established in 2012 through a merger of three organisations. It offers a range of support and consultancy services, but focuses on promoting the rights of disabled people, and those with long term health conditions.
We’ve worked on a project basis for DRUK since it was launched, and are now on a retainer to provide communications support as required, particularly around media relations.