Listen Learn Adapt

Listen Learn Adapt – Listening to views of minority ethnicities on charitable support in Buckinghamshire. Research Report 2023.

The ‘Listen, Learn, Adapt’ research project report is now published!

We are continuously looking to improve, and this project is intended to help us do just that. We are proud to be working together with Age UK Bucks, The Oasis Partnership, Buckinghamshire Mind and Wycombe Wanderers Sports and Education Trust to deliver a project of community engagement to help improve our understanding of how we can better engage with communities that do not identify as white British.  This project is all about listening and seeking to understand what gets in the way of effective engagement and how this can be addressed.  This project is kindly funded by The Rothschild Foundation, Heart of Bucks and The Clare Foundation. 

The research project  working with MEL Research,  listened to the views of minority ethnic communities on charitable support in our county.

Using research including online and paper surveys, group discussions and interviews, the Listen, Learn, Adapt research project sought to discover how support services offered by local charities in Buckinghamshire could be more inclusive and welcoming to all communities. 

The research and report, shares the views and experiences of the people we consulted with. We are extremely grateful to all the research participants for their time, openness, and candour. 

The project findings include insight that while many people from minority ethnic communities acknowledge the positive intent and great work of charities in Bucks, there is more work to do to ensure everyone is aware of the services they provide, that people feel able to access them, and that charity staff and volunteers are representative of the communities they serve. Together with our partners, Citizens Advice Bucks is committed to evolving services and culture in order to better serve the needs of local people.

The full report can be found here:

LLA Report v2
LLA Launch

LLA Launch event Feb 2023


We look forward to sharing our future progress with you, as we work hard to develop our charity and offer services that work for everyone across the county.

If you would like to know more about this project, please feel free to contact [email protected] 

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