skills based micro recruitment
a partner initiative
Launched in 2016
adopted by homeless charity
providing consistent routes out of homelessness
A Partner initiative
Partner initiatives 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.
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.
Taskstar is the result of a conversation between all who occupy the problem area of homelessness and small to medium enterprises from the service industry. Taskstar is a fresh approach to employability, matching the needs of small businesses & organisations with the assets of a ready and willing workforce. A task based recruitment consultant, providing staff to operate in non customer facing environments for 30 minute slots. Participants are able to ease back to work gently by gaining invaluable work experience and references, whilst small businesses are able to cover busy periods whilst supporting a group back into society.
from idea to reality
Task Star specifically helps rough sleepers address personal issues and supports their professional development enabling progress to secure housing, employment & interdependent living. TaskStar began as a prototype, 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.