Community Welfare Case Studies
Team London Bridge
Team London Bridge is an independently run Business Improvement District, funded by rate-paying organisations based in London Bridge, with the mission of making the area a world-class business district and visitor destination that is better managed, cared for and connected. In 2011 Team London Bridge moved its administrative offices into The Woolyard building alongside PDHCT, with the aim of the organisations collaborating to improve the quality of life for people in the local community.
Old Vic New Voices’ EPIDEMIC
In 2012 Old Vic New Voices created a new multi-media musical entitled EPIDEMIC. This ambitious community project saw over 100 cast and crew and 3,000 audience members explore issues of mental health through dance and music. Dance is a particularly successful way of engaging even the most hard to reach members of our community. EPIDEMIC not only tackled important health issues but also celebrated the participants’ diverse cultural heritage, giving those selected a creative forum to explore their shared voice.
National Youth Theatre’s Playing Up Programme
One recent example of how the Trust is supporting social welfare outcomes through this model is its support of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT).
The Trusts substantial core support of NYT has enabled it to remove financial, social, cultural and geographical barriers that in the past may have prevented some young people from accessing a first rate arts education. in 2008-2012 the Trust enabled NYT to expand its flagship social inclusion programme, Playing Up, in London, the West Midlands and Glasgow, engages young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) or who are considered to be at risk.