Centre for Urban Development & Environmental Management
GIPSIL (Gipton Supported Independent Living)
CUDEM is working on a research project with a local community organisation in one of the most deprived areas of the city. Leeds-based social enterprise GIPSIL (Gipton Supported Independent Living) provides support, including housing and related services, to people who are vulnerable and in need, to support their transition to successful independent living.
The purpose of the research is to examine the development of the organisation and its impact on the local community, in order that this knowledge can be used by GIPSIL to support its development and shared with the sector. The project will also evaluate the future role of the organisation within a changing local community, public funding and policy context. The research project started in Summer 2010 and is due for completion in Spring 2011.