Finding answers – making change possible

People and Work are celebrating!

People and Work is celebrating – and reflecting – on its 40th anniversary this year. We are looking back at our work over those years and trying to capture some of the key findings that have relevance today. We have been looking at changes in adult community education, community , society, the relationship between people and services set up to help them and the role of voluntary organisations like us, amongst other things.

On June 4th in the Temple of Peace in Cardiff we will be hosting a session to outline some of our conclusions and involve partners and friends in developing the thinking further. The plan is to have a series of short, very focused papers that we can present in the Autumn to stimulate policy, community work and conversation in Wales.

If you are able, we would love you to join us in the exercise. We will meet at 10.30 and finish at 2.30 – lunch will be provided.

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Cenhedlaeth Rhondda Generation

Rhondda young leaders share their passion for where they live

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.

Llechi, Glo a Chefn Gwlad – Slate, Coal and Countryside

This is a network of nine organisations across Wales committed to developing the local foundational economy (essential economic activities every community needs) and local leaders who will contribute to their local area. Network participants are based in areas formerly dominated by three industries which have helped to define Wales – slate, coal and agriculture. Llechi, Glo a Chefn Gwlad has been running since 2020, supported by the Rank Foundation (Time to Shine programme) and the National Lottery Community Fund. People & Work is a founding member. The network intends to continue working together beyond its initial three years’ funding.

The network recently met with politicians and other leaders in Cardiff Bay to share learning from the three years which continues to impact all none communities. Dr Sarah Lloyd-Jones introduced the session:


CMC @ Loudoun
Plas Iona
Cardiff CF10 5HW

Tel. 029 2048 8536


Rhondda Office
Pentre Town Hall

Llewellyn Street

Pentre CF41 7XW