Union Chapel: Collective Power Award
Union Chapel share their experiences of their community leaders project which was shortlisted for the Collective Power Award with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance’s (CHWA) annual awards which focus on collective power (partnership and co-production), practitioner support and climate.
Yemeni Elders’ Heritage: Collective Power Award
This blog features National Museums Liverpool’s Connecting with Yemeni Elders’ Heritage project, which was inspired by a young man Abdul, from Liverpool’s Yemeni community, who wanted to support elders living with dementia through the House of Memories programme. Abdul connected and encouraged more than 40 Yemeni young people to support the development of a dual language (Arabic and English) heritage package within the My House of Memories app, to assist elders to capture and digitize their heritage stories and traditions to share with younger people.
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Looking Back, Moving Forward: Stories From Covid Times
In autumn 2021, Dudley Council commissioned the Ideas Alliance to help them get a better understanding of how the pandemic had impacted on people’s lives, in order to inform priorities for the future. The brief included the use of storytelling and one requested outcome was a visual representation of the experiences of the people of Dudley.
Bridges Project: Co-production with young people in Scotland
Scottish organisation for young people branches out into mental health support as a result of the growing need due to the pandemic.
Smalls for All Supplies a Growing Number of UK Organisations
Smalls for All supply UK organisations with underwear to help alleviate poverty. Charities helped include refuges, shelters and uniform banks.
Kindness at the Heart of Rochdale
Sarah Pearce (Action Together in Rochdale) shares her experiences of innovating the processes of collaboration through compassion and kindness.
Joining the Dots To Create A Stronger Community
The third blog in our Greater Manchester series looks at Stockport council's efforts to democratise their process of collaboration.
Building the bridge: creating culture change in public sector services
Nick Dixon explores how person and community centred approaches to health and social care are changing the landscape in Greater Manchester.
The Enduring Legacy of Edinburgh’s Eric Liddell Centre
Following the footsteps of its namesake, Edinburgh's Eric Liddell Centre is providing inspiring holistic care for those suffering with Alzheimer's/dementia.
Three inspiring charities who have mastered digital storytelling
Storytelling is a powerful way of helping charity work. Robin Forrester looks at three charities who use storytelling to great effect.
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…
We Make Our City Festival: A celebration of community made by everyone, for everyone
Every One Every Day's festival shone a spotlight on their work which engages and connects communities through practical and fun activities.