Here at The REES Initiative, we understand that we are working ‘with’ our communities and not ‘at’ them.  Therefore to be effective and efficient in the provision of our services, during the project development and execution cycle, we need to ensure we have the capacity to understand who we work with.  In particular the broad frame of references diverse communities will have or how they feel and their experiences.

We appreciate the challenges we face in developing empathy with a range of BME communities.  The organisation, its staff, volunteers, directors and partners will never develop a complete emphatic approach but will continually strive to improve to get as close as possible to understanding those who we serve.
We achieve this by closely working with and involving our communities in what we do here.