Finding answers – making change possible

About People & Work

People & Work is an independent charity (established in 1984) working in Wales.

It seeks to make a positive difference to life in Wales through its two core functions:

  • to promote the value of education and learning as a tool for tackling inequalities and promoting employment, through a programme of community based action research projects.
  • to undertake commissioned research and evaluation work for the public and third sectors in Wales addressing inequalities in areas such as education, health and employment.

The video on this page explores some joint thinking with partners about the power of place to develop positive outcomes for individuals, families and communities in Wales and is based on our practical project experience over 30 years (some of which is featured) and academic research studies sponsored by People & Work (including three Phd studies). We discussed the power of place at our 2019 AGM. A discussion paper introduced this theme for our AGM Seminar in 2019. Click the link on this page to read it.

Welcome Tomas!

This month we welcome Tomas Jenkins from Ton Pentre in Rhondda to our project team. Tomas comes to us courtesy of the Rank Aspire Programme. This is a one year scheme in which young people can explore their future whilst working in community settings. Tom is leading our work supporting people into education, employment and volunteering in Rhondda, bringing hope and support in these challenging times.


CMC @ Loudoun
Plas Iona
Cardiff CF10 5HW

Tel. 029 2048 8536


Rhondda Office
The Old Boys’ School

Upper Alma Place

Pentre CF41 7DG