The Early Action Neighbourhood Fund (supported by Comic Relief, Big Lottery, Esme Fairbairn Foundation and Barrow Cadbury) is providing funding for this pioneering 5 year programme of work to catalyse change in the public sector.

In partnership with Grapevine Coventry and Warwickshire, we are working inside Children’s Services in Coventry City Council and in Whitefriars Housing to unlock capacity that will enable problems to be identified earlier, and  focusing on the power of the human relationship to tackle root causes and to find sustainable solutions to complex problems.

Our overall goal is to shift public sector resource to invest more in prevention and early intervention and in turn to save money by reducing the number of people who need expensive help later on.

Ignite aims to build capability and resilience in those who are most vulnerable and to tap into their strengths and the strengths within their communities and networks - to help them move forward, to build aspiration and to help them to be ready to take opportunities.

We believe that the human relationship between the service provider and service user is key to transformation, and that communities can play a key role in tackling complex human problems.

Ignite’s public service ‘pathfinders’ for change are focusing on people with multiple and complex needs but the learning from the work of the programme is applicable to all people-based services.