Alice Evans

Director, Systems Change

About Alice…

What attracted you to working at Lankelly Chase? It was while I was working with homeless people that I realised that single approaches to homelessness, mental health and drugs issues were not the best way to help people.  I found that even though we were often talking about the same person, we were coming at their problems from different angles – our help was not joined up, and the person we were trying to help would end up feeling powerless. This made me realise the whole system needed reforming, starting with the needs of the individual and their family.  This is something that I feel incredibly passionately about. All of us have a personal story that has influenced our thinking or our journey to here, and this is definitely true of me, so when I saw this job advertised, I knew I wanted to be part of Lankelly Chase’s work. Most importantly, I knew this would give me an opportunity to connect people and see how all the voices could be heard.

Ask me about… systems change; the involvement of people with lived experience on their terms; grants associated with systems change, our residentials and communications and my beautiful lean mean orange dream machine – my VW camper.

Content by Alice Evans

  • Publication

    Historical review of place based approaches

    This report presents the findings from an historical review of place based approaches to change. The aim of this research was originally to help inform our thinking about the role Lankelly Chase could, and should play as a national...

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  • Blog Post

    The Synergi Collaborative Centre It felt like quite a moment last week to be announcing the establishment of the Synergi Collaborative Centre and our partnership with Queen Mary, University of London, University of Manchester and Words of...

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  • Blog Post

    Behaving like a system?

    We have been working in partnership with Collaborate and Coventry City Council, to look at preconditions for systems change in 'place' - i.e. a defined geographical area.  Exploring, what are the behaviours that will make systematic change...

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