Great ideas and inspiring stories about communities, collaboration and co-production.
We learn about what a community group for anyone new to Barnsley has achieved, learnt and loved along the way as part of our Collective Power award showcase with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance.Read article
Read all about the best bits, learning and surprises from a programme of dementia-friendly, inclusive and interactive music and movement workshops for older people across Norfolk that has collaboration at it's heart.Read article
Ideas Alliances are working with St Helens Libraries to deliver an action research project that is investigating ‘What does a digital offer look like for St Helens?’. As part of this piece of work, we want to commission a creative digital arts project – inviting innovative ideas for how our increasingly digital society might affect the people of St Helens…Read article
Stories are the way we understand and make sense of our world. #COVIDConversations is a digital storytelling project providing a platform for sharing everyday experiences of the pandemic from voices seldom heard.Read article
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.
A sobering thought piece by experienced public sector worker Christina Ashworth on how we need to deliberately and mindfully choose to be more radical and face up to past tokenistic consultation and citizen involvement that can do more harm than good.Read article
In the early days of the coronavirus crisis, the UK saw empty shelves at the supermarket for the first time in a generation. But in some parts of the country there is a historic lack of access to good food. We hear from a community project in Glasgow looking to change that.Read article
After thirty years experience working in the charitable sector, Covid-19 has made Bex Clarkson question whether the charity model is working. She wants us to use this moment to do more than tinker around the edges.Read article
Are you feeling stuck right now? Life coach Jennie Sanderson describes how after grieving a much needed cancelled holiday, she made small tweaks to shift her perspective to a more hopeful one - and you can too.Read article
Ametrine is a middle-aged autistic woman who struggles with living independently at the best of times. Here she writes about her experiences of lockdown.Read article
Sarah Davis and Emma Qunital from Macmillan's London Cancer Community share their story of starting a project to support people whose sex lives have been affected by cancer or treatment and how lockdown has affected their plans.Read article
“The Hub acts as a glue bringing together people and organisations who are doing so much to positively disrupt their local systems.”Burcu Borysik, Mayday Trust