Grapevine helps all kinds of people experiencing isolation, poverty and disadvantage to build better lives.
We do it by offering practical person-centred guidance, advocacy and support.
We help them get the hope, insight and supportive relationships they need to take control, turn their lives around and realise their potential.
Using practical tools and training we also help people build their collective power to tackle the problems they’re facing. We help them spark and sustain movements for change.
But we don’t stop there.
We want to get at root causes of problems that won’t go way – not just treat the symptoms. We do that by working with systems and services like the NHS and local authorities to see how together we can understand and tackle the real problem – for good.
We’ve 30 staff working on 10 projects. John Toman is a Team Leader at Grapevine. He’s personally and professionally committed to making a difference in one of Coventry’s toughest neighbourhoods. He says: ' [Grapevine] allows my passion to be my work and my work to really matter. That makes me happy.'