Alex is a Project Coordinator providing support to a number of projects at Innovation Unit. Most recently, Alex has joined the team helping to scale Strengthening Families, a service for mothers experiencing recurrent care proceedings, in Greater Manchester. They are also supporting the design and delivery of a series of co-design workshops that will contribute toward a prototype pathway for better outcomes for care leavers serving prison sentences.
Alex has recently finished studying Social Sciences at UCL, with a specialism in gender and queer studies. In this time they established the Gender Euphoria Project (@gendereuphoria) that explores non-binary experiences of gender euphoria. Before Innovation Unit, Alex worked at an EdTech start-up, helping with research, quality assurance and UI. Alongside their studies, Alex also facilitated social skills workshops and provided support for university students with learning difficulties.
Falling through the gaps – new research into care leavers’ experiences
A new research report reveals key insights about the experiences of care leavers leaving prison, and the opportunities and challenges they face following release.
Improving outcomes for care leavers with prison sentences
Funded by The Oak Foundation, Innovation Unit and partners have begun work to develop a deeper understanding of the issues facing care leavers given prison sentences and their experiences of being in custody and following release.
Developing innovation with impact
In her second post, Stacey Quince, Principal at Campelltown Performing Arts High School (CPAHS), reflects on the journey her school – and her system – is taking to transform the purpose and nature of learning.