1. This site has moved! Please join us at www.ideas-hub.org.uk

    Please join us over at www.ideas-hub.org.uk

    This site has moved! Please join us at www.ideas-hub.org.uk

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  2. Idea of the Month – A small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

    Our Idea of the Month for January comes from Margaret Mead and fills us with inspiration & hope for the year ahead.

    Idea of the Month – A small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

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  3. Case study: The Christmas Dinners

    The wonderful story of a care leaver helping others to have a Christmas to remember.

    Case study: The Christmas Dinners

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  4. Case study: Own 2 Feet Living

    Own 2 Feet Living is a brilliant example of young people doing things their way.

    Case study: Own 2 Feet Living

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  5. Case study: Pramdepot

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

    Case study: Pramdepot

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  6. Guest blog: Julia Slay on working at a think tank

    We hear about what think tanks really do from someone on the inside…

    Guest blog: Julia Slay on working at a think tank

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  7. Ideas Hub December Round-Up

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

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  9. Case study: Welcome to the beach

    We introduce you to Altogether Better and their innovative use of the beach.

    Case study: Welcome to the beach

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  10. Interview: Lucie Stephens, New Economics Foundation

    We interview Lucie Stephens from NEF who is helping to expand the options for co-operative childcare in the UK.

    Interview: Lucie Stephens, New Economics Foundation

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  11. Idea of the Month – “Fail again. Fail better.”

    December’s Idea of the Month comes from Samuel Beckett, who tells us to dust ourselves down when we fail and have another go.

    Idea of the Month – “Fail again. Fail better.”

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  12. Case study: West London Collaborative

    We champion the work of a consultancy with a difference.

    Case study: West London Collaborative

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  13. Report: Behaving like a system?

    We find a set of invaluable preconditions for systems changers in Collaborate’s report which both reassure and focus the mind.

    Report: Behaving like a system?

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  14. Video: The Story of Co-Design

  15. Case study: Scallywags – a parent partnership nursery

    We take a look at a co-operative model of childcare where parents and professionals are working in partnership.

    Case study: Scallywags – a parent partnership nursery

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  16. Interview: Andrew Donaldson, Staffordshire County Council

    We interview Andrew Donaldson of Staffordshire County Council and find out about their work in the local community.

    Interview: Andrew Donaldson, Staffordshire County Council

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  17. Report: Kinder Communities – the power of everyday relationships

    ‘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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  18. Case study: Advanced Style

    We take a look at Advanced Style, a blog celebrating the lives and fashions of older people.

    Case study: Advanced Style

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  19. Video: Meet Me At The Albany

  20. Idea of the Month – “New culture is created by people who are not afraid to be insecure.”

    November’s Idea of the Month comes from Rudolf Bahro, who tells us that pushing against the old culture makes us brave, not just radicals or mavericks.

    Idea of the Month – “New culture is created by people who are not afraid to be insecure.”

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  21. Case study: Meet Me At The Albany – a grown-ups’ playground

    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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  22. Report: Moving from the margins: The challenges of building integrated local services

    We look at a report considering three integrated service models which asks why integrated services remain at the fringes of local public services.

    Report: Moving from the margins: The challenges of building integrated local services

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  23. Case study: Mayday Trust

    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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  24. Video: Cirencester Sofa Month

  25. Report: Spreading change

    We take a look at a report which proposes how learning from behavioural science can help us spread systems change

    Report: Spreading change

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  26. Blog: Let’s be honest…

    This blog explores the need for a culture which learns and reflects and looks to other sectors where this is a matter of life and death.

    Blog: Let’s be honest…

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  27. Video: The Library of Things

  28. Idea of the Month: Go Big or Go Home

    A reminder to try something out – even if it feels big and scary.

    Idea of the Month: Go Big or Go Home

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  29. Case study: Creative Homes – more play less stress

    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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  30. Blog: ‘A shock to the system’, a New Philanthropy Capital event

    We report from the first seminar held by New Philanthropy Capital which accompanies their report on systems change.

    Blog: ‘A shock to the system’, a New Philanthropy Capital event

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  31. Report: New Philanthropy Capital – Systems Change: A guide to what it is and how to do it

    NPC’s report on how to change systems provides an honest and accessible guide for those ambitious enough to try it.

    Report: New Philanthropy Capital – Systems Change: A guide to what it is and how to do it

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  32. Case study: Open Works – Building a participatory platform

    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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  33. Interview: Kate Fitzhugh, Stockport Family

    An interview with Kate Fitzhugh of Stockport Family, a fully integrated children’s services based on restorative practice.

    Interview: Kate Fitzhugh, Stockport Family

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  34. Case study: Stockport Family

    We look at how the Stockport Family programme transformed, integrated and a refocused a set of statutory services around empowerment.

    Case study: Stockport Family

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  35. Report: Pillars and Foundations – Next practice in Children’s Services

    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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  36. Case study: Family by Family

    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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  37. Idea of the Month: Never waste a mistake

    September’s Idea of the Month is a simple and powerful way to describe a learning culture and comes from Stockport.

    Idea of the Month: Never waste a mistake

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  38. Blog: To risk or not to risk (Part 2)

    We take a look at how to make co-production work in communities by defining them as safe – not dangerous – places.

    Blog: To risk or not to risk (Part 2)

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  39. Interview: Sam Mason, Community Fundraiser, Certitude

    An interview with Sam Mason of Certitude, a charity helping people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs.

    Interview: Sam Mason, Community Fundraiser, Certitude

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  40. Video: Stories of co-production

  41. Report: Drugs, hopes and dreams

    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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  42. Blog: Questions, questions…

    A look at how to ask the right questions in commissioning.

    Blog: Questions, questions…

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  43. Idea of the Month: The answers you get depend upon the questions you ask…

    August’s Idea of the Month comes from Thomas Kuhn, the American physicist, historian, and philosopher of science.

    Idea of the Month: The answers you get depend upon the questions you ask…

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  44. Report: Head, hands and heart: asset-based approaches in health

    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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  45. Case studies: Delivering differently in neighbourhoods

    We compare three case studies created specifically for commissioners to give them an idea of how public services can be delivered more collaboratively.

    Case studies: Delivering differently in neighbourhoods

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  46. Interview: Mohamed Abdallah, Dunraven Secondary School

    An interview with Mohamed Abdallah, Director of Student Engagement, Dunraven Secondary School.

    Interview: Mohamed Abdallah, Dunraven Secondary School

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  47. Case study: Dunraven School – Student Engagement Department

    We take a look at Dunraven School’s asset-based Student Engagement Department.

    Case study: Dunraven School – Student Engagement Department

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  48. Report: Walking the Talk – Blurring the lines between work and home

    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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  49. Case study: Community engagement in Craigroyston

    Anna Eaton looks at the Total Craigroyston community development programme in Edinburgh.

    Case study: Community engagement in Craigroyston

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  50. Report: 21st Century Children Centres

    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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  51. Video: Video: Community development by the people

  52. Idea of the Month: By the people

    Co-production is ‘with the people’, but push the power further – and you reach ‘by the people’.

    Idea of the Month: By the people

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  53. Blog: To risk or not to risk (part one)

    Helen Sharp reflects on her time spent working in Early Years sector and argues that parents should be given more power to look after their children.

    Blog: To risk or not to risk (part one)

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  54. Case study: Learn to Lead

    We look at ‘Learn to Lead’, a programme which works perfectly as a case study to explain how co-production differs from other forms of participation.

    Case study: Learn to Lead

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  55. Guest Blog: Mel Pickett on refugees, lunches and bicycles

    Guest blogger Mel Pickett recalls her time working with refugees and the effect everyday comforts can have on those in need.

    Guest Blog: Mel Pickett on refugees, lunches and bicycles

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  56. Case studies: New approaches to dementia care

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

    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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  58. The Parable of the Blobs and Squares

    Published by – Time Banking UK Date of publication – August 2012   One of the most challenging aspects of changing the approach we take in […]

    The Parable of the Blobs and Squares

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  59. Case study: Chadderton ghost walks & alleyways

    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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  60. Report review: The Journey to Integration

    A look at the ‘The Journey to Integration’, a Local Government Association report about whole system integration.

    Report review: The Journey to Integration

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  61. Case study: i-Dream Alliance

    A look at how young people in Lambeth have been empowered by the i-Dream Alliance project.

    Case study: i-Dream Alliance

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  62. Report review: Get Well Soon

    Our take on the report ‘Get Well Soon: Reimagining place-based health’, published by New Local Government Network and Collaborate.

    Report review: Get Well Soon

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  63. Blog: We need each other to be brave

    This blog examines the growing movement of people in the UK transforming the way we do things by embracing co-production, collaboration and alliances.

    Blog: We need each other to be brave

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  64. Blog: Welcome to our Ideas Hub

    The Ideas Hub is our place for letting you know about great ideas and people we hear about through our work.

    Blog: Welcome to our Ideas Hub

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