Asset based

  1. We caught up with Sue Sheehan, co-founder of Incredible Edible Lambeth and learned all about urban food growing and building the community.

    Interview: Sue Sheehan, Incredible Edible Lambeth

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  2. We’ve been thinking about the ‘art of co-production’ and learning more about the use of theatre to co-produce ideas, projects, and even change the law!

    Case Study: Theatrical Co-production

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  3. The Well Doncaster team share their exciting approach to wellbeing and what taking a ‘holistic’ view to health looks like on the ground.

    Interview: Well Doncaster

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  4. Video: The Preston Model

  5. We want to break the taboo around failure! Read Kerry’s reflections on a mistake that led her to learn a new craft – the craft of community.

    My Best Mistake, by Kerry Bertram

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  6. We go back to the Bromley by Bow Centre to learn more about how they made sure local people were at the heart of their evaluation

    Report: Community in the making

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  7. Ideas Hub Round Up

    All the stories published on the Ideas Hub last month, in case you missed them!

  8. Want to know more? Want to get involved?

  9. Video: Case study: Change please

  10. We caught up with Nicholas Okwulu, founder of People Empowering People, and talked about creativity in the community and his future plans.

    Interview: Nicholas Okwulu, People Empowering People

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  11. Adur and Worthing Councils create a space to chat and connect with other people at a public living room based in a local beach hut

    Case study: The Public Living Room

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  12. In celebration of co-production week Miranda Keast of The Grace Eyre Foundation tells us about her experience of co-producing a community club night and learning to let go

    Guest blog: Co-production in action

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  13. We spent a warm summer’s evening celebrating and learning about Bromley by Bow’s latest report on the centre’s community based approach to health and wellbeing.

    Event: Unleashing Healthy Communities

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  14. Learn about how we focused on ‘story-listening’ to help Dudley’s Health & Wellbeing Board hear from local residents and shape their future commissioning.

    For the Love of Dudley

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  15. 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.

    #LiveWellMakeArt: Creativity sets you free

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  16. Sheffield Flourish is a growing community of people living with mental health conditions where amazing things are happening

    Case study: Sheffield Flourish

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  17. How one high street bank is making the most of their social value.

    Case study: Hoe Street Central Bank

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  18. Video: Tovertafel, Magic Table

  19. Duckie, the purveyors of progressive working class entertainment are raising eyebrows and shimmying with the over 60s.

    Case study: The Posh Club with Duckie

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  20. We learn more about Heathar, her blog and what inspired her to start it and she gave us her thoughts on creativity, writing and finding a way to channel your voice.

    Interview: Heathar Barrett, Poet & Blogger

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  21. We went along to a meeting to discuss evidence for community based approaches in health and came away optimistic.

    Event: Think Local Act Personal Meeting on Evidence

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  22. Video: A powerful personal story

  23. This is the story of one community who moved from from being one caricatured by complaints, to one which is thriving, collaborative and positive.

    Case study: Rathlin Island

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  24. We pick out the best parts of this report which showcases some of the inspiring and courageous initiatives across Greater Manchester

    Report summary: People Powered Health in Greater Manchester

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  25. We catch up with Alex Fox about his asset based area briefing, his organisation Shared Lives Plus and what surprises him.

    Interview: Alex Fox OBE, CEO at Shared Lives Plus

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  26. Influencing people is a key part of building the transformational movement; we look at one approach which involves listening first.

    Blog: Another look at influencing…

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  27. Video: Questions change everything in community engagement

  28. Our summary of Learning from Excellence’s dynamic and engaging conference which taught us about the amazing power of people and positivity.

    Event: Learning from Excellence Conference

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  29. A virtual village for people living with dementia open to everyone.

    Case study: Hogeweyk, a village for everyone

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  30. Dr Emma Plunkett explores this question she’s been asked about the Learning from Excellence approach which involves thanking people for good work and care.

    Guest Blog: Isn’t this all just a bit “touchy-feely”?

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  31. Video: Wellbeing Teams

  32. We summarise the New Economic Foundation’s report which makes a forceful case for localised money flows; money spent with locally rooted companies is more likely to go to local suppliers and thus the local economy.

    Report: Social Care a Local Economic Solution for the West Midlands

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  33. We caught up with Stacey Hemphill, the Lambeth Living Well Network Hub Manager to learn more about how staff meet people at a place of their own choosing.

    Living Well Network Hub: Meet people in cafes not clinics

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  34. We learn about a reporting system using appreciative inquiry to boost quality and safety in healthcare.

    Case study: Learning from Excellence

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  35. Patient Director David Gilbert reminds us that though storytelling can be very important, patient involvement and collaboration can and must go further.

    Idea of the Month: Patients as partners, not just storytellers

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  36. Library of Things new podcast looks at the impact they have had on the community, the people that have come to borrow, and how the enterprise might develop.

    Podcast: Library of Things

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  37. SCIE’s recent publication sets out a useful framework for local areas considering a shift towards asset based working.

    Report: Asset based places, a model for development

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  38. This is thought to be the first nursery co-located in a care home in the UK, where residents and children share space, activities and snacks.

    Case study: A nursery in a care home

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  39. Video: Cartwheel Arts – The Wellbeing Dominoes

  40. Nick Dixon explains how a family practice and community hub are using social prescribing and peer group gardening to benefit the Woodley community and staff workloads.

    Case Study: Social Prescribing the Woodley Way

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  41. Fiona Weir explores the asset-based questions to ask when development isn’t happening as expected.

    Guest Blog: Are we asking the right questions about asset-based development?

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  42. The Skillsnet Group is a social enterprise of people with and without learning difficulties working together

    Case study: The Skillnet Group

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  43. We look at Lankelly Chase’s list of system behaviours. A great resource.

    Report: System Behaviours

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  44. Wellington College became the first school in the UK to launch a course in happiness and wellbeing.

    Case study: Teaching happiness at Wellington College

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  45. We learn about a community that took responsibility for supporting carers and those with dementia.

    Case study: The Debenham Project

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  46. We reflect on one year of Ideas Hub articles and start to look to the future

    Blog: One Year On

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  47. This publication will give commissioners the confidence to challenge resistant procurement practice and support innovation. A must-read…

    Report: The Art of the Possible in Public Procurement

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  48. Community Circles help people be happier, healthier and more connected with the support of those around them.

    Case study: Community Circles

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  49. We report back from Nesta Health Lab’s event, The Future of People Powered Health.

    Event: The Future of People Powered Health

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  50. Mental health services in Lambeth are being transformed through co-production and collaboration.

    Case study: Lambeth Living Well Network

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  51. Day Opportunities is a program for people with learning and physical disabilities run by City College Peterborough focused on co-production.

    Case study: Day Opportunities – City College Peterborough

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  52. We take a look at Realising the Value, a report outlining the evidence of the benefits of people and communities working together in the health system.

    Report: Realising the Value

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  53. The second part of our interview with Mary Reed of the Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living about their Make Someone Welcome Campaign.

    Interview: Mary Reed, Make Someone Welcome (Part 2)

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  54. We talk to Mary Reed of the Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living about their Make Someone Welcome Campaign aims to get all groups and organisations to welcome disabled people.

    Interview: Mary Reed, Make Someone Welcome (Part 1)

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  55. A story of determined residents who protected their own houses and all the empty ones around them and created a flourishing community

    Case study: Granby Four Streets

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  56. Robin Lane is so much more than a GP surgery – they deliver services fit for modern 21st century lifestyles

    Case study: Robin Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre

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  57. How much progress towards true person centred care has really been made in the NHS?

    Blog: C’mon NHS, make us proud

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  58. This report introduces us to the notion of the powerful question, one which generates curiosity in the listener, energy and new possibilities.

    Report: The Art of Powerful Questions

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  59. Video: Commissioning for Personalisation – London

  60. February’s Idea of the Month comes from a powerful blog published by the Mayday Trust, titled In Memory of Martin.

    Idea of the Month: See the person first and everything else second

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  61. We check out The Well, a sanctuary for people affected by drugs and alcohol which provides something different to traditional services.

    Case study: The Well

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  62. A fantastic volunteer-based project – Plymouth’s response to food poverty in the city.

    Case study: Grow, Share, Cook

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  63. We look at a report challenging our understanding of mental health services for young people.

    Report: What good could look like in psychological services for young people

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  64. We look at how a family-orientated re-think at Landermeads Nursing Home improved life for residents.

    Landermeads Care Home

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  65. The wonderful story of a care leaver helping others to have a Christmas to remember.

    Case study: The Christmas Dinners

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  66. Own 2 Feet Living is a brilliant example of young people doing things their way.

    Case study: Own 2 Feet Living

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  67. We introduce you to Altogether Better and their innovative use of the beach.

    Case study: Welcome to the beach

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  68. We champion the work of a consultancy with a difference.

    Case study: West London Collaborative

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  69. We find a set of invaluable preconditions for systems changers in Collaborate’s report which both reassure and focus the mind.

    Report: Behaving like a system?

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  70. ‘Kinder Communities’ – a new report asks us to consider the quality and not just the quantity of our relationships.

    Report: Kinder Communities – the power of everyday relationships

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  71. We champion a new type of day centre for older people where anything is possible.

    Case study: Meet Me At The Albany – a grown-ups’ playground

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  72. We spread the word about the fantastic Mayday Trust who are tipping homelessness services on their head.

    Case study: Mayday Trust

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  73. Video: The Library of Things

  74. We look at a co-designed project where live artists visit family homes and tackle stressful moments with under 5s head-on.

    Case study: Creative Homes – more play less stress

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  75. NPC’s report on how to change systems provides an honest and accessible guide for those ambitious enough to try it.

    Report: New Philanthropy Capital – Systems Change: A guide to what it is and how to do it

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  76. A look at Open Works, a pioneering initiative which promoted a participatory culture in communities.

    Case study: Open Works – Building a participatory platform

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  77. An interview with Kate Fitzhugh of Stockport Family, a fully integrated children’s services based on restorative practice.

    Interview: Kate Fitzhugh, Stockport Family

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  78. A look at ADCS’ report ‘Pillars and Foundations’, which is a think piece examining next practice in the Children’s Sector.

    Report: Pillars and Foundations – Next practice in Children’s Services

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  79. We take a look at the Family by Family programme in Australia which is a great example of co-production in the social sector.

    Case study: Family by Family

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  80. We take a look at how to make co-production work in communities by defining them as safe – not dangerous – places.

    Blog: To risk or not to risk (Part 2)

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  81. Helen Sharp reflects on ‘Drugs, hopes and dreams’, a report describing how to use appreciative inquiry on a therapeutic level.

    Report: Drugs, hopes and dreams

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  82. A look at how to ask the right questions in commissioning.

    Blog: Questions, questions…

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  83. A look at ‘Head, hands and heart: asset-based approaches in health care’, a report published by The Health Foundation.

    Report: Head, hands and heart: asset-based approaches in health

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  84. An interview with Mohamed Abdallah, Director of Student Engagement, Dunraven Secondary School.

    Interview: Mohamed Abdallah, Dunraven Secondary School

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  85. We take a look at Dunraven School’s asset-based Student Engagement Department.

    Case study: Dunraven School – Student Engagement Department

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  86. We examine how Asset Based Community-driven Development can positively impact on the relationship between work and home.

    Report: Walking the Talk – Blurring the lines between work and home

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  87. Co-production is ‘with the people’, but push the power further – and you reach ‘by the people’.

    Idea of the Month: By the people

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  88. An asset-based case study looking at the positive work being done in Chadderton District by Oldham Council to empower local people.

    Case study: Chadderton ghost walks & alleyways

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  89. A look at how young people in Lambeth have been empowered by the i-Dream Alliance project.

    Case study: i-Dream Alliance

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  90. Our take on the report ‘Get Well Soon: Reimagining place-based health’, published by New Local Government Network and Collaborate.

    Report review: Get Well Soon

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  91. This blog examines the growing movement of people in the UK transforming the way we do things by embracing co-production, collaboration and alliances.

    Blog: We need each other to be brave

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