Listen Learn Adapt

Listen Learn Adapt – Listening to views of minority ethnicities on charitable support in Buckinghamshire. Research Report 2023.

We are pleased to announce that the ‘Listen, Learn, Adapt’ research project report has been published and is now available to download from this page. Our team at The Oasis Partnership, together with our partners – , Buckinghamshire Mind, Citizens Advice Buckinghamshire, Age UK Buckinghamshire and Wycombe Wanderers Foundation – worked with M.E.L Research to listen to the views of minority ethnic communities on charitable support in our county.

a desk with leaflets

Through various research methods, including online and paper surveys, group discussions, and interviews, the ‘Listen, Learn, Adapt’ research project aimed to identify how support services offered by local charities in Buckinghamshire can be more inclusive and welcoming to all communities. The research and report, funded by The Rothschilds Foundation, Heart of Bucks, and The Clare Foundation, reflect the views and experiences of the people we consulted with. We are deeply grateful to all the research participants for their time, openness, and candour.

The findings of the project shed light on the fact that while many people from minority ethnic communities appreciate the positive intent and great work of charities in Bucks, more work needs to be done to ensure that everyone is aware of the services they provide, people feel comfortable accessing them, and that charity staff and volunteers are representative of the communities they serve. The Oasis Partnership, in partnership with our allies, is committed to evolving services and culture to better serve the needs of local people.

We hope you understand the  importance of this report and its potential impact on fostering new conversations with underrepresented communities. It’s essential for us all to create a diverse and inclusive environment that values the perspectives and experiences of all members of society. By engaging in dialogue with these communities, organisations can gain a better understanding of their unique challenges and needs, and work to create solutions that address these issues. I hope that this report can help all our organisations to take the necessary steps towards building more inclusive communities and workplaces.


For a downloadable PDF of the report click here: Listen, Learn, Adapt – Research Project

We are excited to share our future progress with you as we continue to develop our charity and offer services that work for everyone in the county.

If you would like to find out more about our project or have any other questions, please email 


The 5 collaborating CEO’s

Listen Learn Adapt team

Andrea McCubbin – Bucks Mind

Mark Gaitskell – Wycombe Wanderers Foundation

Mark Russel – Age UK Bucks

Colin McGregor-Paterson – The Oasis Partnership.

Thalia Jervis – Citizens Advice Bucks

Finally, for more information on all of the delivery and funding organisations involved in the Listen Learn Adapt project, please see the links below:

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