Listening Projects

Understanding the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and the events of 2020 on our partners, young Londoners, and the cultural landscape

In January 2021, A New Direction commissioned five new research reports. In a rapidly changing context, we wanted to listen to the voices of those we work with and those who are involved in our work, to understand evolving dynamics in the city and ensure our future work was rooted, part of collective ambitions, and relevant.

Outcomes from the five projects will feed directly into our future planning and can also support the practices of others working to empower young Londoners through this time.

Download the reports

This paper introduces the five published Listening Project reports, draws together some of the key priorities emerging across the pieces, and also includes links to download each of the full reports individually.

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You can also download each of the reports individually below


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This work forms part of Reset, A New Direction’s programme of support in response to the pandemic. Though COVID-19 has caused huge disruption to our lives, our professions, and our learning, it is important to remember that we are resilient, strong and good at what we do.

We know that we can adapt and work differently, move quickly and innovate. Let’s take this chance to reset and move forward with what we know works, leave behind what doesn’t, and introduce new ways of working, together.

Find out more about Reset