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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Understanding the 9 million active neighbours of lockdown
The coronavirus crisis saw a huge movement of community activity and support. Immy Robinson, co-lead of the Relationships Project, shares their research about what made people come together. How we can support the different types of active neighbour with an ecology that enables community activity to thrive?
Feeling like a social change imposter
Entering the world of social change and community action can be a daunting step. As someone new to the world of "getting involved", guest blogger Joe Hartley reflects on the value of inexperience - and shares his top tips for making a difference.
Community building with refugees and asylum seekers in the UK
Read about how the idea of a handwritten "letter fae a local" has sparked a huge community endeavour to welcome and embrace asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow. In the face of attacks on the rights of asylum seekers, these community-led organisations are trying to support new arrivals and connect them with their neighbours.
Covid Considerations: Weathering the storm of Covid-19
Clenton Farquharson shares his personal experience of lockdown whilst exploring how we are handling our emotions and looks to rebuilding the future with hope and courage.
Guest Blog: Community Organising – Why is it the answer?
Local Councillor and former MP Laura Smith reflects on how community organising has never been more important or more powerful during this time of crisis.
Edinburgh’s Community Greengrocers Dig In
How a local community in Scotland came together to run a bustling independent greengrocers, suppling ehtical, local and organic produce.
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…
Ten years of Playing Out: a personal reflection by Alice Ferguson
Playing Out are a social enterprise helping children play in outdoor public spaces. Alice Ferguson celebrates 10 years of work and achievements.
Scran Academy: Catering for the Community
Scran Academy is a catering social enterprise that brings vulnerable young people into the kitchen to make great food and gain work-experience.
Oldham’s Street Angels: How the community ensure you have a great night out
Oldham's Street Angels keep people safe on nights out. From a bottle of water to a friendly chat, they demonstrate pastoral care for their community.
One Man’s Trash: The Rise of Community Fridges
Maria Passingham writes about the surge in community fridges across the UK which are helping communities combat food waste.