The Beacon Project delivered dramatic outcomes that transformed a deeply troubled social housing estate (population 6000) suffering poor health and violent crime, against a backdrop of poverty, unemployment and sub-standard housing. With no start-up funding and within four years, the housing stock improved, crime halved and unemployment fell.
Success was born from the residents and service providers – housing, police, fire service and education – collectively forming the Beacon Community Regeneration Partnership (BCRP) partnership to generate £2.2 million to transform the area.
The Beacon Project provided the evidence base to develop the powerful C2 7-Steps Pathway. These steps create the conditions needed for transformative change by identifying local barriers to health and wellbeing.
What evolved in the Beacon Project has since been replicated and the C2 principles applied in more than 35 communities across the UK. Through the C2 National Network of Partnerships and Community Hubs, experiential learning programmes, site visits and workshops are available to show you how to apply the principles.