The Lankelly Chase Foundation
The Lankelly Chase Foundation’s mission is to change the systems that perpetuate severe and multiple disadvantage. They are attempting to tackle the systemic injustices that put people at much greater risk of harms like: homelessness, drug misuse, mental illness and violence. These factors can significantly worsen the inequity they experience, which causes those harms to multiply, and so the cycle continues.
These systemic issues are complex; involving numerous, interconnected factors. No one has the answer to the question of how to change systems and no one has full control over it. Lankelly Chase believes that change only emerges through the action of the whole systems. No person, project or organisation can make it happen. They take an action inquiry approach, learning and adapting as they go around the central question of “how can we change the systems that perpetuate severe and multiple disadvantage”?
Currently, Andy has taken on the role of Lankelly Chase’s Gateshead Associate as part of Lankelly Chase's place-based work.