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Welcome. We’re People Street, and we’re disrupting the research landscape with our evidence-based approach.

We are a Global-majority, female led organisation united in tackling inequalities through cooperation, self determinism, community development and social justice. 

We unite the bottom-up, real world experiences and wisdom of communities with innovative service designers, researchers, commissioners and decision makers ambitious about impact in their patch!

Our approach has already been recognised by Oxford University, NHS and Home Office and our scalable model is setting the trend for digital engagement, diversity and inclusion thinking.

Curious to find out more? Browse through our website, and get in touch if you would like to request a conversation.

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Our Approach

Self determinism

People Street values self-determinism, we believe in empowering individuals and communities to have control over their own lives and decision-making processes.  We believe technology can be a powerful tool in enabling self-determinism by providing access to information and resources that allow people to make informed choices.

Social Justice

People Street's commitment to social justice, involves addressing inequalities, promoting fairness, and advocating for the rights and well-being of marginalised communities. We believe technology can be leveraged to bridge gaps in access and opportunities, enabling a more equitable society.


People Street has partnered with various organisations and teams to achieve shared goals and foster positive change. We believe collaboration enriches the technology ecosystem. We share ideas, resources and knowledge with our partners. We believe that by working together with communities, researchers, service designers, and other stakeholders leads to more inclusive and impactful solutions.


We have developed an agile community development approach which supports fast-paced decision making whilst investing in community. We believe multiple perspectives enrich your projects and teams. 

Smart solutions are at the core of all that we do at People Street. Our goal is to find smart ways of embedding inclusive design to create services, pathways, products and organisations that will help build a better tomorrow for everyone, everywhere.

If you are a service designer, charity leader, researcher or commissioner who wants to fulfil your business objectives whilst adhering to best practice, send us an email and we will design a bespoke plan for your local, regional or national project.​

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Our Story

We’re a multidisciplinary team with ground-breaking ideas designed to contribute towards a better tomorrow.

We’ve been collaborating for more than 15 years iterating and finessing our approach. At the height of the pandemic our Chief Exec Shabira Papain was approached by NHSX and we stood up an inclusive design research pilot, incubating and testing our approach under fierce pressure.

During the pilot we collaborated with GDS, NHS Digital, NHSE/I and Tower Hamlets CCG colleagues to bring underrepresented voices into user-led design research as a direct response to perpetuating inequalities and digital exclusion. 

We have continued to grow and in the past year, we have shared our practice with a range of organisations including the Home Office, Oxford University, EELGS, NHS England, DWP, London Borough Newham, Nexer Digital, Snook and Foolproof. 

We are passionate, collaborative and creative. We seek partners who are equally excited about what they do, are thoughtful about what they are putting into the world and are ambitious about impact.

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Working Together

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"Diversity and inclusion are the real grounds for creativity, which must remain at the centre of what we do" 

- Marco Bizzarri- CEO Gucci-

"We need to stop our myopic focus on where people are struggling and instead invest in the initiatives people are taking to get ahead." 

- Mauricio Lim Miller -

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