We need rich and diverse communities, places where we can belong and contribute, in order to have lives of meaning.
Not So Sapiens After All
The trials and tribulations of our Welfare system have deeper and more complex roots than many can imagine. 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind' can broaden our…
Manavodaya - A Quiet Revolution
Carl Poll and Varun Vidyarthi describe the quiet revolution of participatory development, began by Manavodaya, in Uttar Pradesh, India
This major report describes how Barnsley Council have been increasing social justice by redistributing power and resources to local citizens, families and communities.
Manavodaya - Eight Steps in Action
Varun Vidyarthi outlines the Eights Steps in Action - the actions that underpin effective self-discipline for facilitators
Manavodaya - The Art of Facilitation
Carl Poll introduces the work of Manvodaya and outlines the art of facilitation and the 8 rules for action
Yes We Can
It's important to work together on a global and local level so that we can find ‘win, win’ strategies and strengthen our capacity for radical change.
A Rural Parish Initiative
Bob Rhodes describes how his parish, Ruspidge & Soudley Parish Council, is exploring the use of a community worker to better understand the true needs of its community.
Kent Vegan Festival
The ethos behind the Kent Vegan Festival is to raise awareness about veganism as a compassionate, holistic, healthy and intrinsically non-violent way of life.
Is Brexit an Opportunity to Sort Out Social Care?
Bob Rhodes argues that Brexit offers at least one silver-lining, the chance to end the procurement rules which have undermined social care for the last 25 years.
How the Eight Steps Help
Pete Richmond explored, with colleagues on Tyneside, how Manavodaya's Eight Steps of Action help to promote appropriate facilitation
Small Sparks Grants Programme
Bob Rhodes outlines how Small Sparks grants can work at the level of the parish as he sets out the framework published by Ruspidge and Soudley Parish Council.
Common Threads: Changing Stories - Stories of Change
John O'Brien shares his reflections on the practice of Independent Facilitation following a conference organised by The Ontario Independent Facilitation Network.