How we work

Creating constructive interactions between people and places.

Resources for Change is a socially responsible, employee-owned consultancy with a significant reputation for innovation in involving people in the matters that affect their lives. As a company, Resources for Change originated in 1997 in the field of environmental management and today we still link our expertise in this area with work which integrates people and their environment.

Who we are

Meet the Resources for Change Team.

Resources for Change provides a cross sectoral approach to development and, being a team, offers a wide range of expertise. Based on a core team of 8 experienced consultants, we also work with a range of associates and collaborative partners to provide the right blend of expertise and experience to meet the needs of our wide range of clients.

Featured case study:

New Forest Our Past Our Future Landscape Partnership

Resources for Change were appointed by the partnership to assist with their monitoring and evaluation. Working with R4C associate, and behavioural change expert, Rachel Lilley of Aberystwyth University we prepared an over-arching monitoring and evaluation plan, including a project monitoring framework and materials.

What we do

The needs of all stakeholders are now seen as being integral to the process of change. Working closely with our clients – from small local community groups and charities to large corporates – we facilitate the involvement of communities, groups, individuals, work-forces, managers and strategists in developing sustainable solutions. This is achieved through…

Engagement and consultation

Engagement

With our focus on “bridging the gap” between strategy and action we are regularly asked to support organisations in hearing the views of their stakeholders, and interpreting what those views may mean.

Evaluation

For Resources for Change evaluation is about learning together – what went well, what didn’t go so well, how things could be improved, how other organisations or projects can learn from your experiences.

Research

We focus on research that can be used to bring about change in communities and organisations that serve them, working for community organisations, third sector groups, local authorities and government.

Keep in the loop…

Keep up to date with new innovations and good practice in evaluation and engagement by joining the Resources for Change Network.  Network members receive and have the opportunity to contribute to occasional briefings, discussion papers and evaluation and engagement news.

Who we work with

We have worked with, and continue to work with a huge variety of clients from small local community groups and charities, to local authorities, government bodies, SME’s and large corporates based in the UK and abroad, just a few of which are shown here.

Featured case study

Engagement for Industry

In 2015 we began working with Fairfield, which manages the Dunlin Alpha oilfield, in the North Sea; and which is no longer extracting oil and is ready for de-commissioning. The client had already commissioned significant amounts of technical and scientific research to support the decision-making process and R4C supported them to structure a day which enabled stakeholders, some from competing interest groups, to understand the process, hear what had been learnt so far, and to express their views on a number of different options.