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.
Barrowcliff Big Local carried out some research amongst local residents to better understand training and employment needs. They found that many parents were struggling with everyday life and decided to invest in a brand new project, Sparks. Sparks provides a weekly activity programme that includes a session at their own beach chalet, craft classes, wellbeing workshops, cooking, learning programmes, advice sessions. It hopes to support local people to become mentors themselves in the future.