Beyond Empower: supporting healthy, active lives for disabled people by transforming mainstream spaces and services
In this guest blog, Beyond Empower founder Ben Andrews tells us about their work to transform mainstream spaces, communities and leisure services so that they're accessible to people with disabilities. By thinking differently about the barriers, Beyond Empower help providers, councils and businesses create services that everyone in the community can access and enjoy.
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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.
Upcycled Clothes, Sustainable Fashion, Educating Communities: The story of Stitched Up
Stitched Up are a women-led, grassroots alternative fashion collective who share knowledge, build community, and help the environment by up-cycling clothes.
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…
Youcan is a recycling initiative in Tayside creating employment for workers with additional needs as well as a great reinvestment in their local economy.
We headed down to the Remakery to take part in an open workshop and find out about upcycling, community crafts and skills sharing.
Human Hospitals Project – Camerados
Camerados are changing our hospital experience by using warm and welcoming teepees to give patients, visitors, and staff a chance to connect to each other.
Change Please is a social enterprise which is using the nation's love of coffee to reduce the UK's homelessness population.
Rural Coffee Caravan
Sometimes a simple cup of coffee is all you need to start a conversation. The Rural Coffee Caravan is using this idea to connect people around the country.
People’s Voice Media
People's Voice Media is an organisation that captures people's experiences and opinions in order to influence public policy.
Placemaking with People
This week we heard an inspiring talk from La Pépinière, a design collective that collaboratively redevelops empty, urban areas into community spaces.