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by Anna Eaton

Maternal Journal: Collective Power Award

We learn all about Maternal Journal, a worldwide peer-led movement helping people process the major changes they might experience in pregnancy, birth and beyond through creative journaling. The first in our series showcasing the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance's brilliant Collective Power Award 2021 shortlist.

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by Anna Eaton

Talking about balancing belonging and freedom at work in Research Matters magazine

We answer some questions for the Social Research Association's quarterly Research Matters magazine about our organisational structure as part of their look at business models for social research. Read the reprinted article here.

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by Bex Clarkson

What does the review exposing bullying and harassment at the NCVO say about the charity model and how can we change things?

In this guest blog experienced charity worker Bex Clarkson advocates for radical change and outlines the remedies she sees, from looking at the money, recognising resistance and not just swapping out the CEO.

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by Anna Eaton

Ideas Alliance and People’s Voice Media awarded National Lottery funding for Co-production Project

We are delighted to announce that we've been awarded funding through The National Lottery Community Fund for a three-year co-production project alongside People’s Voice Media.

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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 Rachel Berry

Inverclyde Shed: improving wellbeing, tackling social isolation and reducing waste

We learn about a group helping older men talk and connect whilst maintaining repair skills and how members co-design and influence the design and development of the Shed.

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Burcu Borysik, Mayday Trust