Unusual experiences?: Tackling the issue of closed cultures through storytelling
Mother and carer Eleanor September shares the experiences that led her to participate in Ideas Alliance's recent project on Closed Cultures. Read about the uphill struggle she has faced to access person-centred care since her daughter was born at 24 weeks almost 28 years ago.
No Lycra, No Mirrors: The Story of a Community Gym
The Eastern Rivers Community Gym (Loddon, South Norfolk) is a great example of citizen-led action, collaboration, and a creative way to promote exercise.
Interview with Kar Man Chung, a pioneering Community Pharmacist
What if we could go to pharmacies to do more than provide medicine? We spoke to Kar Man Chung, a community pharmacist finding new ways of working in the community.
All Together Now: Tuneless Choirs
Maria Passingham takes us into the world of Tuneless Choirs who create inclusive spaces for people to feel good whilst singing out of tune.
Hoe Street Central Bank
How one high street bank is making the most of their social value.
Questions change everything in community engagement
Seasoned Community Engagement Practioner Max Hardy demonstrates how asking different questions can change the way we engage with communities and get better results for everyone.
Report review: Powerful Communities, Strong Economies
We summarise Locality's report on six areas working together to Keep it Local and find much to like.
Granby Four Streets
A story of determined residents who protected their own houses and all the empty ones around them and created a flourishing community.
Open Works – building a participatory platform
A pioneering initiative which promoted a participatory culture in communities.