Well being

  1. Incredible Edible Lambeth are a London based group of food growers and healthy eating enthusiasts who are nurturing their local community.

    Case Study: Incredible Edible Lambeth

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  2. In this end of year blog, Azad Sharma reflects on a year of community storytelling, lessons, and inspirations. A must read!

    Blog: My Year in Ideas

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  3. GoodGym helps people get fit by doing good. They are a group of runners that combines regular exercise with helping local communities.

    Case study: GoodGym

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  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: Rural Coffee Caravan

  10. 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.

    Interview: Dr. Margaret Lobo, Otakar Kraus Music Trust

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  11. The Soul Relics Museum bridges the museum and mental health sectors, using object-based story-telling to bring us closer to the struggle of mental ill-health.

    The Soul Relics Museum

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Video: What is Co-Production?

  15. Read the inspiring story of the Airedale Social Movement’s efforts to improve care homes by uniting local people and care homes across Yorkshire.

    Guest Blog: Reimagining the care home

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  16. 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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  17. Grace Eyre share Jane’s story of a normal day in her life living with Johnny, revealing how rewarding it can be to be a Shared Lives Carer.

    A Day In The Life Of a Shared Lives Carer

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  18. Video: A powerful personal story

  19. 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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  20. With a few moments this week to reflect on a year of Ideas Hub articles, we’ve noticed that some of our favourite features from 2017 all have something in common – cafes.

    2017 The Year of the Cafes

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  21. We love this campaign which was launched last month in Stockport and encourages staff to help hospital patients to be more active by getting up and dressed.

    Campaign: Dressed is Best

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  22. Video: Feelings matter most, Dementia Care Matters

  23. Helen Sanderson, a creator of Wellbeing Teams talks to us about her inspirations, favourite quote, working with CQC and what her advice would be to others.

    Interview: Helen Sanderson, Wellbeing Teams

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  24. We’ve been thinking about harnessing the power of music in our work and we gave it a try by building a collaborative playlist at a recent event.

    Blog: Music is a language we all understand

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  25. Video: Cycling Without Age

  26. A project that draws on the knowledge and spaces heritage organisations have and combines it with community wellbeing.

    Case study: Local History Cafes

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  27. This week we heard an inspiring talk from La Pépinière, a design collective that collaboratively redevelops empty, urban areas into community spaces.

    Event: Placemaking with People

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  28. Video: Wellbeing Teams

  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. We interview Alex Hoskyn the creator of the Chatty Cafe scheme to learn about how and why she started the scheme and what she’s learnt along the way.

    Interview: Alex Hoskyn, Chatty Café scheme

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  32. Zoe Ferguson looks at how we can encourage kindness in our communities and calls on government, organisations and people to all take action.

    Report summary: The Place of Kindness

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  33. 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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  34. A sexual health service that gives power and control to those using it.

    Case study: SH:24

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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. Video: North London Cares and South London Cares

  38. 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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  39. We interviewed Pat Carrington, principal of City College in Peterborough, and Julie Bennett, senior manager of Day Opportunities.

    Interview: Day Opportunities – City College Peterborough

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  40. This quote from Max Frisch reflects the need for more organisations to consider their staff and culture foremost if change is really going to happen.

    Idea of the Month: “We asked for workers. We got people instead.”

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  41. Video: Enabling Social Action

  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. A fantastic volunteer-based project – Plymouth’s response to food poverty in the city.

    Case study: Grow, Share, Cook

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  47. We spoke to Rebecca Trevalyan of Library of Things, a community space where local people can borrow, share and learn.

    Interview: Rebecca Trevalyan, Library of Things

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

    Landermeads Care Home

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

    Case study: Pramdepot

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

    Case study: West London Collaborative

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  52. ‘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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  53. 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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  54. 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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  55. Video: Cirencester Sofa Month

  56. 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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  57. 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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  58. 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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  59. Our Idea of the Month for June looks at how a change in language can empower people seeking help with their health.

    Idea of the Month: Make an introduction, not a referral

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