buzz Case Studies

Case Studies

Why not take a more in-depth look at the projects buzz is involved in and our impact in local communities through our case studies? We've currently got 17 case studies up on our website.

You can check them all out on our Case Studies page.

From gardening and creative writing groups to mini kitchen garden kits and children's activity packs, we've got lots of interesting project case studies for you to read. To get you started check out the below previews of 3 case studies!

Ardwick and Longsight Covid Mutual Aid Group

This project grew quite rapidly and ended up involving 75 volunteers and partners who worked collaboratively to meet the community's needs during the pandemic.

In the 19 weeks of directly providing food aid, 400+ food parcels (which were designed to last a family a week) went out to feed 147 households, this meant that 321 people were fed from regular food provided by the group's food parcels. The group also provided 200+ hot meals per week for people who were unable to access cooking facilities.

Check out the full case study here.

Your NHS, here for you

This project produced videos in a range of different languages to remind people that your NHS is here for you during the pandemic.

The Your NHS, here for you videos showed the strength of collaborative working and co production to enable communities to work with services to share information, and play a vital role in keeping themselves and their neighbours safe during the pandemic. The videos showed real people sharing the same message, and with the support of working with organisations like the MLCO, we can really work collaboratively to ensure neighbourhoods are supported, but can also play a role in supporting their own health and wellbeing.

Read the full case study here.

Mini Kitchen Garden Kits

Keep learning is one of the Five Ways to Wellbeing, five evidence-based actions which can improve personal wellbeing. Adults engaged in lifelong learning are more likely to be healthier, have better mental health and be more socially connected. They are also more likely to participate in the community and decisions concerning the community.

The project was a success with positive comments from residents from different parts of Manchester. Overall 536 bags were distributed. The project was delivered to young people and also older people who learnt how to plant seeds and start a new hobby. From the project it is hoped that new gardening groups will emerge across the city.

Read the full case study here.

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