Community resilience

  1. Video: The Preston Model

  2. 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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  3. This latest guidance from Locality shakes up procurement and gives you ideas for keeping services local and increasing social value

    Report summary: Better services, stronger economy

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  4. Frome might provide some of the best evidence we have to combat social isolation and reduce health spending.

    Social Prescribing in Frome – the evidence is out there

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  5. Check out this film about a church which opened it’s doors to the general public; using their space for the community.

    Video: Welcome Wednesdays, community space

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  6. 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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  7. Ideas Hub Round Up

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

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. We’ve been thinking about the co-production highlights of the year. These are the stories that have particularly resonated and why.

    My co-production and other stories

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  13. Video: North London Cares and South London Cares

  14. Video: Enabling Social Action

  15. 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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  16. The rural village of Solva has created a whole community approach to domiciliary care with outstanding results

    Case study: Solva Care

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  17. 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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  18. We check out Pramdepot, a great community-led recycling project helping new mums.

    Case study: Pramdepot

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  19. ‘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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. Helen Sharp looks at Innovation Unit’s report, ’21st Century Children Centres’, which looks at how Children Centres might be adapted in the future.

    Report: 21st Century Children Centres

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  27. A look at two positive news stories about using technology to empower people with dementia and their carers.

    Case studies: New approaches to dementia care

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  28. 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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