Moonshot

The death of public service began in the late 20th Century. First came a political disillusion that more money did not necessarily make for better outcomes. Then systems thinking confirmed what we already knew, that services for people are complex and our sense of control a fallacy. The economic crash of 2008 led to a…

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Community hubs

There’s a buzz about community hubs. Some places are rethinking children’s centres as Family Hubs, others are shifting NHS delivery to the community as part of their integrated care system reforms, and perhaps more are taking the opportunity to close central buildings and move staff to localities. But for all these drivers there’s a stronger…

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Stronger communities

When you work with families, it’s clear that some have challenging lives and need support from the state, whilst others with similar challenges are more resilient and able to deal with their own problems more readily. So what is it about the second group of families that we can learn about and apply to the…

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