Pixelfish – Westway Trust Review Launch

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We’re back to share an important project from Resi members and website design and build studio, Pixelfish. Over the last 2 years, the Pixelfish team have been involved in a highly sensitive and important review into institutional racism within the Westway Trust charity.

The Westway Trust was established in 1971 as a result of the building of the A40 (M) Westway in North Kensington, London. In more recent years they came into the public eye as one of the charities supporting survivors and those affected by the Grenfell fire tragedy.

Thanks to Pixelfish’s online portal, they have helped the review team collect 19,000 documents and arrange 94 interviews, which have allowed the team to corroborate the rumoured and known incidences of institutional racism within the Westway Trust.

On Friday 11th December 2020, the review finally went public, gaining traction across all major news outlets including BBC news.

In what has felt like a seminal year in the fight for racial equality, the Pixelfish team is incredibly proud to have been involved with the project, and hope the findings go on to enact genuine and long-lasting change.

Working in partnership with the Tutu Foundation, Pixelfish was tasked with designing and building a secure online portal to help the Foundation collect important evidence for the review team. The highly sensitive nature of the review meant that security and discretion were paramount to earn people’s trust and enable them to collate as much evidence as possible.

Lord Simon Woolley CBE puts it perfectly: “It is clear that this report is a watershed moment for the Westway Trust and for the community of North Kensington. I’m convinced that much of Black Britain today will look at this report and the actions taken or not taken by the powers that be, to see how our society can respond to the challenge that has the potential to be so transformative. For the diverse communities of North Kensington and beyond, I deeply hope we take up the challenge.”

Read the full report here.


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