We need rich and diverse communities, places where we can belong and contribute, in order to have lives of meaning.
Big Red Food Shed
Julie Lowe runs the Big Red Food Shed a community business providing fresh and healthy food to local people on low incomes as an alternative to food-banks.
Citizenship: A Guide for Providers of Support
Sam Sly and Bob Tindall have written a new guide for providers of support working to develop true citizenship for all.
Political Literacy and Civic Thoughtfulness
Henry Tam describes the principles that must underpin any coherent and decent community and outlines the Synetopia framework - the keys to community.
Managing Dissent and Embracing Diversity
Nan Carle has written this moving piece on how we deal with the challenge of respectfully confronting disrespect, anger and fear.
The Rise of the Robots
Robin Jackson urges everyone with an interest in achieving welfare reform to read Martin Ford's book and consider the important issues it raises.
Born to Dance
Sue Blackwell shares the story of her daughter Jen's journey as she sought to follow her dreams and live a life of her own choosing.
Asking Better Questions
Lindsay Tighe believes that if we make some simple changes to the way we communicate with each other, we enable human potential and capability to be released.
Calculating Community Capacity
Simon Duffy explores the missing community capacity that needs to be identified and galvanised as part of a reformed welfare state.
Local Area Coordination Evaluation Isle of Wight
This six month formative evaluation outlines the work carried out to plan, implement and evaluate Local Area Coordination on the Isle of Wight.
Heading Upstream: Deinstitutionalisation & Public Service Reform
Simon Duffy explores the challenge of moving solutions upstream and away from the institutionalised solutions into which resources are locked.
Social Value of Local Area Coordination in Derby
This report, published in March, was commissioned by Think Local Act Personal in order to measure the impact of Local Area Coordination across Derby City Council.
The Politics of Poverty
In this presentation for an Anti-Poverty Conference organised by Bolsover CVP, Simon Duffy explores some of the myths about inequality and poverty in the UK.