We are proud to be a Good Help organisation
by Rethinking Poverty
Rethinking Poverty are proud to be featured on Good Help’s newly launched website. The organisation define ‘Good Help’ as a method of support that helps ‘people to feel hopeful, identify their own purpose and confidently take action’, whereas ‘bad help’ undermines people’s confidence and independence. We attended a Good Help workshop in 2018.
The organisation began in 2017 as a partnership between Nesta and Osca. After the Good and Bad Help report was published in 2018, they began engaging with Local Authorities to help them become Good Help places. This year, they
‘initiated rapid research into Good Help and Covid-19, focussing specifically on schools, employment support, post-prison rehabilitation and digital Good Help.’
The organisation’s mission is to ‘make Good Help the primary way we support one another’, and the website has been launched to showcase the movement, encourage funders to fund more Good Help, and provide a hub for anyone wanting to practise or support Good Help.
The organisation want all Good Help organisations and places to have the chance to be included on their digital Good Help map, as Rethinking Poverty have been, and invite people to get in touch to join the movement.