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by Mel Parks

Grenfell Memorial Community Mosaic: Collective Power Awards

This blog features joint winner, The Grenfell Memorial Community Mosaic, which has Brough almost one thousand local people from North Kensington together to make large scale public artworks. Co-created with individuals and local community, resident, faith and school groups under the guidance of mosaic artists Emily Fuller and Tomomi Yoshida, the project enabled people to connect and to memorialise the Grenfell Tower tragedy through personal and collective creativity.

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by Mel Parks

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.

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by Patrick Tierney

Road of Restoration

Last year, we were privileged to work with the Elephants Trail in Manchester as part of our lottery-funded Not Another Co-Production Project. Patrick Tierney, Elephants Trail member, shares his brilliant blog post, Road of Restoration, which considers the role of hope in our lives and recovery journeys.

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by Mel Parks

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. 

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by Anna Eaton

The Magic and the Mayhem: a must listen podcast

If you love working collaboratively with communities or are looking to do so, this podcast is for you. The Communities in the Making series offers a mixture of real stories, practical tips and reflections about community project participation.

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by Anonymous

“We must listen, learn and change the way we do things”: a Public Health perspective on vulnerability and inclusion during the pandemic

A very open and honest guest blog reflecting on the response to the Covid outbreak, challenging our definitions of vulnerability and asking questions about our willingness to engage with people.

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by Azad Sharma

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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“The Hub acts as a glue bringing together people and organisations who are doing so much to positively disrupt their local systems.”

Burcu Borysik, Mayday Trust