Four new changemakers joined our team last month, bringing with them a wealth of experience and enthusiasm.

Lauren, Lindsey, Robyn and Anna bring the core Social Change UK team up to twelve. The new changemakers are a welcome addition to the team. Lauren is our new Marketing Campaigns Manager who brings to the team a strong background in sustainable marketing. Lindsey joins us from the charity sector and will lead on social media. Robyn, an experienced Graphic Designer joins our creative team, and Anna, a recent psychology graduate joins our research and evaluation team as a Research Assistant.

Despite a challenging year for all, we have successfully supported organisations throughout the pandemic and have expanded the team to meet the demand for our support. We have worked on vital projects, including creating an innovative digital COVID-19 dashboard for a number of public health teams to help local residents navigate the ever-changing COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, and we have led on research focused on people's attitudes and behaviours during the pandemic. 

Over the last 12 months, we have also gained a number of new clients keen to lead on social value and purpose. We welcomed a host of new clients from across the public and commercial sectors, including British Gypsum and Welsh Government. We helped our existing clients, such as Action on Addiction, get more people into addiction treatment services and we helped our friends in the NHS manage demand during a very difficult period. 

Looking ahead to the new financial year, our growing team of changemakers have ambitious plans to work with new and existing clients to deliver further positive social impact following the pandemic. We will be launching [at last!] our new podcast which will feature interviews with changemakers around the world, as well as explore purpose-led topics that inspire positive change in people and communities. 

Kelly Hunstone, Chief Executive of Social Change UK said: “This has been a challenging year for many, but thankfully we have come out of this pandemic stronger than ever. We are extremely proud to be supporting the NHS and our public sector clients through this difficult time, to bring about behaviour change to positively impact society”.

She continued: “We have some really exciting plans for the coming year. The pandemic has increased the importance of behaviour change and purpose-driven values, and we’re all keen to take on the tough issues that we as a society will face as we emerge from this pandemic.  Our passionate team of changemakers have years of experience in this field, dedicating their time, energy and skills only to projects with a positive purpose and we are eager to work with fellow changemakers to drive positive social change”.