How many emails did you send today? Did you sign any of them off with a kind word to hide your anger? In Oxfordshire, a group of workers and system leaders emerged from behind their screens to talk to each other, face to face, to solve shared problems.
How hard it is to find people who want to be foster parents, even when they are well paid. Safe Families for Children took a different tack. Find people in the community who want to help keep families together by being a friend, offering resources or taking children in for short breaks. We learn how to scale the idea across England, and the limits to civil society capacity.
A bakers dozen of people with a range of expertise have a conversation about emotions in public policy. It starts with Oedipus and ends with Love in the public discourse.
We start with a question. How does social connection influence human well-being? We anticipate that answers will weigh heavily on the formation of social policy. The Prospectus sets out Ratio’s initial plan for a decade of inquiry.