HARD EDGES, THE LIVES BEHIND THE NUMBERS
INNOVATION UNIT


Storytelling project for Lankelly Chase, a charity for people with multiple and severe disadvantages

In collaboration with Uservoice, an organisation by and for ex-offenders. They build the structures that enable productive collaboration between service users and service providers



A website containing the incredible stories of 12 people with multiple and severe disadvantages living in the North East and North West of the UK, told by themselves

role
Ethnographic research, filmmaking, workshop design and facilitation

why
Hard Edges, published in January 2015 by the Lankelly Chase Foundation, delivers the most rigorous data to date about people whose lives combine disadvantages such as homelessness, substance misuse and offending. Data is a first step to understanding what people’s lives are like, and where systems go wrong. But we also believe that the case for change is best made through people telling their story in their own words. We believe these stories need to be heard, and inspire radical change.

Watch Natasha's story and the powerful stories of 11 others on
www.hardegesthestories.com


Natasha - Intro from Innovation Unit on Vimeo