Toolbox for Working With Vulnerable Groups

A project planning resource towards creating positive wellbeing outcomes.

The Considerations When Working with Vulnerable Groups in Heritage Toolbox Resource has been developed to assist in the planning of projects that are looking to achieve positive wellbeing outcomes.

It has been produced by Breaking Ground Heritage in order to freely pass on the knowledge that we have obtained working with vulnerable members of society on heritage-based projects.

This is by no means a complete guide on how to deliver a successful project; instead, it is a supplementary document to aid with the planning of your own project.

The resources is available as a wiki or complete as a PDF on Breaking Ground Heritage’s Toolbox Resources webpage.

We ask that if you are using this toolbox resource, you cite Breaking Ground Heritage where applicable, and let us know. We welcome any additions to this toolbox based on best practice: if you have any additions that you would like to include then please let us know. To get in touch, email: or phone: +44 (0)7950 635065.

Further Resources

The approaches that we suggest have been formally evaluated and published in the Antiquity Journal: Everill, P., Bennett, R., & Burnell, K. (2020). Dig in: An evaluation of the role of archaeological fieldwork for the improved wellbeing of military veterans. Antiquity, 94(373), 212-227.

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