Worth Unlimited is a UK christian charity established in 2000 as a national response to the social exclusion of young people during the 90’s. Since its inception, they have set up nine community hubs across the country, each delivering local care and support for those that need it most. 

Worth Unlimited vision graphic

Consultancy brief

Worth Unlimited needed to appoint external consultants to conduct a charity feasibility report to support them in selecting the right solution for mobile outreach work to young people in Waltham Forest, one of the most deprived areas in London.  

Their vision was to purchase a new mobile resource that Worth Unlimited hoped will serve young people, alongside the wider community in Waltham Forest. Dot to Dot successfully competed to support the Worth Unlimited  Waltham Forest Team by providing a comprehensive feasibility study to support Worth Unlimited to consider the different options and budget constraints. 

The problem

Worth Unlimited (in Waltham Forest) had a single deck bus which has operated since 2007 known locally as MYV. The project supports young people through providing street and outreach based youth work in local housing estates and communities in Waltham Forest. 

Due to Transport for London changing emission laws it meant that Worth Unlimited needed to replace their current facility. Dot to Dot’s feasibility report supported the organisation to look to the future shape of the resource  and identify where new viable opportunities exist.

The Guardian did a great write-up of their mobile outreach bus back in 2019 – highlighting the importance Worth Unlimited brings in creating safe spaces for young people. 

“We were delighted to work with the team at Worth Unlimited in Waltham Forest, for both Malcolm and I it utilised our best expertise from both consultancy and our youth work backgrounds. We were exceptionally impressed with Worth Unlimited and it’s been a real privilege for us to be involved in such an important part of their future direction. Ultimately, we hope the work we provided will enable Worth Unlimited to continue their brilliant work with young people locally”

Simon Pickering, Lead Consultant

Their shiny new vehicle mid-build 

“We were really pleased with the support and work that Simon and Malcom from Dot to Dot provided for us.  They kept us up to date with the process of the consultation every step on the way.  It really felt that they understood the issues that we were facing and we are really happy with the outcome following their work for us.”
Helen Perry – Branch Leader

The future landscape for the Voluntary and Community Sector over the next 5-10 years is going to be challenging financially speaking. With this in mind, if you need to consider running costs vs capital expenditure and require support – please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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