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.

Job opportunity!

Digital story-teller, Rhondda

We are living in extraordinary times! As part of People & Work’s commitment to the Llechi, Glo a Chefn Gwlad foundational economy project (Slate, Coal and Countryside areas), we are looking to capture the stories of life in Rhondda for those in the foundational economy (essential economic activities needed in every community) in order to help the valleys build back better and to provide a slice of social and economic history to assist policy makers and comunity leaders develop appropriate strategies beyond Covid-19. This will be a one year appointment for a local person with digital story-telling skills and a passion for their community.

For full details, please click here.

Click here to apply.

Deadline: Friday September 18th 2020.


CMC @ Loudoun
Plas Iona
Cardiff CF10 5HW

Tel. 029 2048 8536


Rhondda Office
The Old Boys’ School

Upper Alma Place

Pentre CF41 7DG