Category: Social Innovation

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Making a Deal: Unlocking Potential In Communities

 There is no power greater than a community discovering what it cares about.  Ask “What’s possible?” not “What’s wrong?”  Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters. Margaret J Wheatley One of the many challenges for the public sector is that it must start believing in people and communities again. If you take the ...

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Do We Need A Manifesto for Social Change?

A really odd thing happened to me recently. I agreed with something George Osborne was saying. OK. I was on holiday and had experienced a bit too much sun. Probably a bit too much alcohol as well. But something he said resonated with me. Osborne had stated Europe was falling behind the continents in the ...

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3 Things We Should Learn From Benefits Street

Apart from the unfortunate title, Benefits Street is pretty good. Having seen the first two episodes I genuinely can’t understand what the fuss is about. It’s a great piece of commercial television (think – My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding) that’s designed to shock. And , boy , have we fallen for it. Primetime TV + Benefits ...