Interview with Spaces of Hope Founder, Matthew Barber
Matthew tells us about his favourite piece of work, his best mistake and how Spaces of Hope hopes to make a difference during the UK's second wave of Covid.
Event: Research co-production – what it is and how to do it?
Our thoughts on the common themes, ideas and tips from the British Medical Journal and Royal Society of Medicine's event on co-producing a research project.
#LiveWellMakeArt: Creativity sets you free
Steve Gosyln tells us about a social movement in Greater Manchester which has been exploring ways in which the arts can address the challenges of social isolation and loneliness through building stronger social connections.
Report review: Good Help and Bad Help
We pick out our highlights from Nesta and OSCA's brave new report about the different approaches to support and services.
Restoring regenerative public services
This blog includes two great case studies from across Greater Manchester of collaborations between services, communities and citizens to improve wellbeing.
Reimagining the care home
Read the inspiring story of the Airedale Social Movement's efforts to improve care homes by uniting local people and care homes across Yorkshire.
Welcome Wednesdays, community space
Check out this film about a church which opened it's doors to the general public; using their space for the community.
Campaign: Dressed is Best
We love this campaign launched last month in Stockport which encourages staff to help hospital patients to be more active by getting up and dressed.
We learn more about Camerados, a social movement of people that help each other out by creating environments for building connections and finding purpose.
Camerados: The answer to all our problems is each other
Camerados believe that we need two things to help us through tough times: human connections and purpose. Watch their video about what 'a camerado' is.