Azad Sharma

Azad is a copywriter for the Ideas Hub. As a public-sector freelance consultant, he’s been involved in a variety of community engagement and co-production projects across London. He is also an active poet whose debut book ‘Against the Frame’ was published by Barque Press in 2017.

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Regional Leadership for Empowered Communities and Personalised Care Programme: another opportunity to participate

Leadership for Empowered Communities announce a series of regional leadership programmes for the Personalised Care NHS plan. Find out how to participate.

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Fun Palaces: fostering culture and community

We spent a lot of 2019 thinking about co-production in the arts and we want to begin 2020 with the same creativity at the front of our minds. Creativity in a community setting encourages togetherness and often the sharing of valuable skills to nurture arts and sciences at a grassroots level.  We were delighted to find Fun Palaces, an organisation…

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by Azad Sharma

Space is the Place: How community story-telling changed my relationship with my surroundings in 2019

Our 2019 review article explores how our relationship to space changed through various stories we've told and organisations we've met.

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The City is a Home: Building social infrastructure with rough sleepers

Throughout the past three years I’ve been working in a variety of health and social care settings as a consultant and community storyteller. I’ve met a lot of voluntary and public sector organisations working with people experiencing homelessness in the UK and felt inspired by their work.  Recently, Sadiq Khan called for an increase in social housing in London to…

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