In 2020 we worked with Forest CLT - a Community Land Trust for Waltham Forest - supporting them to carry out a social listening exercise, speaking to 81 people around the St James area. We worked with the CLT to develop questionnaires and trained CLT members in carrying out street interviews.
Forest CLT's mission is to provide truly affordable, sustainable housing for local people and community spaces for everyone.
The aim of this research was to help understand what the community valued in the area, what they felt was missing and what their priorities were in developing new spaces and facilities. Forest CLT will be using these insights to further their work within the local area, and help campaign for equitable housing for all.