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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957

4 ways to foster community wellbeing

Date: September 04 2017

Posted by: Isabel Young

 

Last week, Programme Manager for Communities and Place, Isabel Young travelled to Nottingham to discuss what makes them feel well in their city. Here she provides four key reflections from the lively discussions that took place on the day.

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Five ways to make the rhetoric of engagement a reality

Date: July 26 2017

Posted by: Alan Chen

 

            Our rallying call on what really constitutes meaningful ‘engagement’. Why is so important and how could it be done better, in the health sphere, but also more widely. This follows our CEO Glenys Thornton attending and speaking at Healthwatch England’s annual conference in Nottingham on the value of engagement. 

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Ecologies of Change: Five lessons I’ve learnt from our work with MONDRAGON the world’s largest worker-led industrial cooperative

Date: June 29 2017

Posted by: Dr Mary Hodgson

Mondragon 

This week, after a year and a half researching on the MONDRAGON Corporation, Director of Research, Mary Hodgson, attended a day with small co-operatives, academics and city stakeholders in Leeds to discuss the role of civil society organisations in creating inclusive economies. Read her top five thoughts from the day.

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