Welcome to the Barrowcliff 'Our Bigger Story' website. This is part of the multi media evaluation of 15 Big Local areas in England. The website is an opportunity to follow what is changing in Barrowcliff as a result of Big Local over a ten year period.
The aim of the website is to share the learning from everything that is happening in Barrowcliff with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers.
Having commissioned some local research around employment and training in 2016/17, Barrowcliff Big Local Partnership realised the need to heavily invest in an innovative grass-roots project working with local families in order to give them better opportunities. In October 2018, the SPARKS (Solving Problems and Real Kick-start Solutions) Family Project was launched by a local lady, Michelle Davison-Ward, funded through Big Local and the European Union. The project aims to help and support people to resolve problems and move forward, with potentially life-changing results, and focusses on health, wellbeing, life skills, parenting and much more!