Neighbourhoods That Work (NTW)
Neighbourhoods that Work was a £3.1m, 5-year partnership initiative, led by Great Yarmouth Borough Council with seven partner organisations, including GYROS, which ran between 2015 and 2020.
NTW aimed to connect local communities to the benefits of economic growth by increasing community resilience, by improving the responsiveness of Voluntary Sector support services and by increasing the participation of communities in driving forward sustainable economic development.
Our vision was simple: We worked with local residents to build stronger communities. Our work focused on people, neighbourhoods, and the things that matter most.
The programme centred on Community Development approaches to working with local people, in the places they live, to identify and act upon things that matter most to them.
NTW built upon 15 years of work in Great Yarmouth, growing existing and award-winning community development infrastructure, incorporating active and engaged local residents, neighbourhood boards and an array of varied and diverse community and voluntary organisations.
These continue to be supported by a range of resources from the Borough Council and partners, coupled with the willingness and need to transform amongst those who locally provide services to the public.