ActEarly is a collaborative research project exploring how communities can support children to have the best start in life.
Online and across Tower Hamlets
Parents with children up to 11 years old
Working in partnership with the London team of the ActEarly Prevention Research Partnership and the Bromley by Bow Insights team, since March 2020 we have been working with our community to find out more about:
- Healthy Places – our physical environment and how our community connects to each other
- Healthy Livelihoods – employment opportunities for families in Tower Hamlets
- Healthy Learning – particularly early learning in children’s centres and schools
We have been running creative events and project to understand “what makes the best start in life for our children?”.
Here are some examples of what we have created together.
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we moved the first of our events online. Family Playrooms was an online activity group for families with children aged up to 11 years old.
We had 9 virtual ‘playrooms’ full of fun things to do, tips and resources.
Centered around a Facebook group, challenges could be completed at home as part of an online community.
It takes a village
Over the summer and autumn of 2020, over 150 families got together to answer one question. If it takes a village to raise a child, what should we put in our village? Here’s what they created together.
Working with families and audio producer Sarah Cuddon, “Reflecting, Connecting” is an audio piece exploring the research theme of connection during and after the pandemic.