Independent consultancy provided by Helen Barton to support organisations and community groups with a range of services:


Community Profiling and Needs Assessments

Community Engagement

Interim Management 


Research and Analysis

Policy development and review

Project Evaluation

In-House Training & Events Facilitation

Our expertise can help a variety of organisations, particulalry social housing and voluntary sector organisations with limited and busy resources.  

We can provide that concentrated time and effort so rarely available when juggling a busy workload, to look outside and carry out research; to identify gaps, appraise risks, and review options and opportunities.  


We will develop high quality, professional, bespoke strategy and policy that is aligned to your organisation's unique aims and objectives.  We can also help groups and organisations to develop appropriate constitutions, skills and governance arrangements; and support organisations to ensure that people using your services can influence decision making and achieve best outcomes.

Our approach

Lead Adviser: Helen Barton

Helen says: "People working with me have said they especially value my calm but strong leadership, the way I foster positive working relationships, my depth of knowledge, intelligent contributions. and friendly, accessible style.  I have strong principles, am good at considering the bigger picture, and always place my clients' objectives and needs at the centre of my work."

If you think we may help please contact us for an informal discussion and to arrange a free initial consultation.