TaskStar

skills based micro recruitment

a partner project

  • Launched in 2016

  • adopted by homeless charity

  • providing consistent routes out of homelessness  

A Partner project

Partner Projects represent a collaborative undertaking for my design practice. Months of interdependent co-creation develops the conversation from a safe and enabling environment to form initiatives of real transformation.

Context

The 2015/16 CHAIN Report shows that homelessness in Kensington and Chelsea has steadily increased year on year since 2012 and highlights a 25% increase in rough sleeping in the area since 2013.

design as a conversation  

My practice views Design as a conversation, one that spans across space, time and culture. Realising that the conversation we are entering into has a past, and usually a long one at that if it's connected to social change. How do we hold the past carefully as we explore innovation with everyone in the problem space?  

concept 

Taskstar is the result of a conversation between all who occupy the problem space from homelessness and SME's from the service industry. A conversation for all who were committed to hold onto the conversations from the past that were helpful and boldly innovate. Taskstar is a fresh approach to employability, matching the needs of small businesses & organisations with the assets of a ready and willing workforce.

 

from idea to reality

Matching needs with resources, if done together can create transformation. Task Star specifically helps rough sleepers address personal issues and supports their personal development enabling progress to secure housing, employment & interdependent living. TaskStar began as a prototype, (one that had no obvious home) but soon grew into being housed within the programmes of RESTART a homeless charity operating in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The project was developed whilst I was studying at The Royal College of Art and in partnership with Goldman Sachs.

project stakeholders

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