#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.
Sheffield Flourish is a growing community of people living with mental health conditions where amazing things are happening
Report review: Better services, stronger economy
This latest guidance from Locality shakes up procurement and gives you ideas for keeping services local and increasing social value
Rural Coffee Caravan
Sometimes a simple cup of coffee is all you need to start a conversation. The Rural Coffee Caravan is using this idea to connect people around the country.
Hoe Street Central Bank
How one high street bank is making the most of their social value.
The Friendly Bench
The Friendly Bench in Nottinghamshire is a simple way of using outside space to connect people to each other and their community.
New Home for the Library of Things
What if libraries lent more than books? Things you only use once a year or something you want to try out? Enter the Library of Things, a home for borrowers!
Interview with Andreas Rosenboom, Music Therapist
Andreas shared some stories and bits of advice that come from working as a music therapist.
Interview: Dr. Margaret Lobo, Otakar Kraus Music Trust
We sat down with Dr. Margaret Lobo, founder of the Otakar Kraus Music Trust to find out how she was inspired to work with others to find their voice.
, Best Mistake
, Children and Young People
, Citizen-led Action
, Community Development
, Community Engagement
, Mental Health
Otakar Kraus Music Trust
The Otakar Kraus Music Trust's work with children and adults with learning difficulties teaches us how to listen to stories that don't always use words.
People’s Voice Media
People's Voice Media is an organisation that captures people's experiences and opinions in order to influence public policy.
Idea of the Month: “Work hard at listening with intent to understand, not reply”
We think it's time to really listen without interrupting to let the community tell us the story they want to share with us.