I have known and worked with Ian Cartwright for the past six years. Working together we have been able to achieve real change on a community level and for the individuals and families that reside within.
Ian and I work on the Joseph Rowntree neighbourhood approaches to loneliness participatory research programme, from which Ian took the research and community engagement further, using it as a foundation carried out more research and engaged more people.
Ian has great determination, dedication and skill in hearing and responding to the needs of any group or community and this shines throughout his community research work and project management. I have seen Ian turn around an underused space into thriving community hub, working with and bringing in communities, volunteers, partners, resources and funding in along the way to secure and future proof this community resource.
I can recommend Ian most highly with a genuine confidence that comes from working with him directly and seeing how he has worked with other partners and for organisations over the past six years of working through many challenges and successes.
I would have no hesitation engaging Ian at as a consultant, colleague, trainer, facilitator, researcher or speaker.