Songs from the streets: Measuring impact


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Collective Encounters

Year of Publication:
2011

Publisher(s):
Collective Encounters

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

Report of  a year-long programme of accredited weekly workshops for a core group of homeless and ex-homeless people in Liverpool, charting the impact of the work, and  the challenges. Songs from the streets central aim was to use theatre to explore and platform the experiences of Liverpool’s homeless community and contribute towards positive social change.

The project delivered a year-long programme of accredited weekly workshops for a core group of homeless and ex-homeless people; outreach workshops for the wider homeless community; peer-to-peer workshops led by our core participants to loose the stigma of homelessness and develop the confidence to achieve their own personal transformations; by affecting the ways in which the public think about homeless people and promoting integration between communities; and by developing creative ways through which homeless/ex-homeless people could have their voices heard by those who can make a difference.

The project engaged more than 100 homeless people in creative activities and gave many of them the opportunity to have their voices heard by the people who deliver and shape homeless services for their city. It resulted in four new pieces of work which reached over 300 people and made 80% of audience members change the way they think about homeless people.

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Evidence Type: Non-Randomised Evaluation

Main Focus: Community Development

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

Art Forms: Drama

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Collective Encounters. (2011). Songs from the streets: Measuring impact. UK: Collective Encounters.