CoLab is an innovative wellbeing hub supporting people in Exeter to to play a more positive role in their communities after homelessness, prison, or recovery from alcohol or drug misuse.
Exeter CVS and the CoLab Hub was recently cited by Big Lottery Fund Chief Executive Dawn Austwick when she gave evidence to a House of Lords Select Committee on the future of the charity sector. Dawn used CoLab as an example of community sector infrastructure organisations evolving to meet needs in a different way, bringing an innovative and collaborative approach to change the way that whole systems work to support communities and people. Watch the footage below: ... More►
In this BBC video report, Exeter CVS Chief Exec Simon Bowkett and architect Ivan Jordan explore how the new Wellbeing Hub at Wat Tyler House will support local homeless people. An interview with care leaver Steve explores the difficulties of accessing the different services currently spread across the city. ... More►