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by Helen Sharp

Community development by the people

Cormac Russell's TED Talk illustrates that the power balance of public sector service activity between professionals and citizens can be described as either to, for, with or by the people.

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by Helen Sharp

To risk or not to risk (part one)

Helen Sharp reflects on her time spent working in Early Years sector and argues that parents should be given more power to look after their children.

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by Helen Sharp

Learn to Lead

We look at 'Learn to Lead', a programme which works perfectly as a case study to explain how co-production differs from other forms of participation.

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by Mel Pickett

Guest Blog: Mel Pickett on refugees, lunches and bicycles

Guest blogger Mel Pickett recalls her time working with refugees and the effect everyday comforts can have on those in need.

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