Looking beyond studies, reports, and scientific discoveries...

WAVE has been spearheading social change since its formation in 1999. Analysing global research into the root causes of social problems and translating findings into concise and simple English for busy policy-makers and professionals is only half way to social transformation. This valued service does not make change happen.

What makes WAVE unique is its absolute focus on creating solutions. After finding the root causes of social problems such as

  • inter-personal violence
  • homelessness
  • drug addiction
  • domestic violence
  • criminal offending
  • mental ill-health

    we design practical solutions to create long term transformation.

    All the trauma-affected people we engage with tell us that current systems do not support them effectively or adequately.

    'You think about young offenders – all of those in prison, the people on the streets – they’ve all got high ACEs! No-one realises! And that’s why… that’s why he or she’s homeless, that’s why he’s in prison, that’s why he’s addicted to drugs. Because they’ve got high ACEs. It’s as simple as that! And – we need to look at it. We need more compassion from our doctors. We need some – honestly, I spend hours thinking about this – almost like, you know… imagine if the police were compassionate to somebody who’s got 6 ACEs, and treats them differently to someone who doesn’t have any? Can you imagine that?'

    (From TiC Project Focus Group attendee - Summer 2018)

Read our reports in our Library to see some of the recommendations we propose and which form the basis of cutting edge projects such as Pioneer Communities or Trauma-informed Communities (TiC).

If you would like to learn more about our approach, the huge amount of research we hold, or would like more information about our ground-breaking projects, please contact George Hosking OBE, CEO; or Anthoulla Koutsoudi, Company Secretary and Director of External Relations

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