Voices of Big Local

Meet the people working on Big Local

Mental health: my experience

“Mental health problems have affected me all my life… Sometimes I go through a really bad dip in my moods and I’ll vanish off the scene"

Listening to hear

DY10 resident, Sarah Rook, explains how her communication skills have improved considerably

The worker who wants to do herself out of a job

Val Fendley, Ramsey Million Big Local, is a strong advocate of trusting residents to make their own decisions – and passionate about skilling up young people

The power of knit and natter

Nurturing confidence, skills and friendships

The community archaeologist

Barry Mead, CELL Big Local, chats to our journalist-at-large about how he and a team of incredible volunteers unlocked hundreds of thousands of pounds to secure the future of a medieval castle

The angry pacifist

George Hill, chair of Kingswood and Hazel Leys, talks to our journalist-at-large about his life before Big Local and why he thinks the programme is inspiring people to take charge

Barnfield People

In one of his final projects, artist and photographer Tim Wainwright got to know the people of Barnfield Big Local area in Greenwich, and recorded them as they spoke about their lives and their estate.