Ann Johnson and Dan Hastings are the focus for place based work in Telford and Great Yarmouth. Their efforts are the result of a new way of working for the Lloyds Bank Foundation. Not so much about money. Or power. More about acting as the catalyst for new conversations about public policy. The work is new. It started in the pandemic.
Nick Davies is co-author of a report on the use of government targets. In this podcast he gives a series of examples of targets saving people’s lives and targets not only getting in the way of learning but acting as a source of deception.
Ken Masser leads a large organisation delivering Sport and Leisure services. But he is also learning how to make place the focus of learning about how to get more people involved in physical activity. That means looking well beyond gyms and pools and soccer pitches. Sport England programme is building a movement around of people like Ken and places like Rossendale.
Jill Baker from the Lloyds Bank Foundation, Richard Haigh from The Key and Laura Seebohm from the Maternal Health Alliance are all members of the How To Be Wrong network. They reflect on the network discussions and the impact it has had on the work they lead.
Ratio and The Law Family Commission on Civil Society supported by Pro Bono Economics, organised a podcast and an event to think afresh about loneliness, and the role civil society has to play in solving it. This note summarises the insights of our presenters – you can watch the full event or listen to the podcast by clicking the link above.
This episode provides preparation for a seminar on developing a cross-sectoral approach to tackling loneliness.
John Hitchin at Renaisi has a long track record in learning about the ways in which place can impact on well-being. He reflects here on how we learn about place.
Iain MacRitchie, philanthropist and founder of MCR Pathways, returns to the podcast to discuss how the pandemic has impacted young people in or on the edge of foster care.
Clare Wightman leader of the pioneering Grapevine in Coventry talks about looking inwards, not outwards, to find the best responses to the pandemic.
Leader of the Pembroke House Settlement in South London Mike Wilson on the value of food and neighbourhood during and beyond the pandemic.