Perhaps not as intrepid nor far-reaching as the inspirational venture behind the title of my blog (Around the World in 80 Days), next week sees the start of an adventure that is no less exciting. You may have an inkling about this if you've been following our Twitter feed lately… we may have been a little preoccupied with it!
Yes, next week we are delighted to welcome Jim Diers…Continue
Added by Nurture Development on October 30, 2013 at 14:55 — No Comments
Happiness is a fundamental emotion and feeling that humans thrive off. Sometimes life throws curve balls, our way, and meet new challenges.
We would like to welcome you to our winter wonderland warmer
A series of workshops that are focused on personal strengths, happiness, well- being and resilience" the bounce back factor)
Added by Marie Tolman on October 29, 2013 at 18:50 — No Comments
Originally posted on the Nurture Development blog & written by Les Billingham, Head of Adult Services at Thurrock Council. Thurrock is one of Nurture Development's Learning…Continue
Added by Nurture Development on October 25, 2013 at 9:40 — No Comments
Written by Jim Diers, Associate of Nurture Development, Faculty Member for the ABCD Institute and author of 'Neighbor Power: Building Community the Seattle Way', and originally posted to the Nurture Development…Continue
Added by Nurture Development on October 24, 2013 at 9:50 — No Comments
In last year's May edition of the New Internationalist, Dinyar Godrej’s article A healthy mind in a healthy society reminds us that good mental health is rooted in the community and is not the unilateral responsibility of the individual. In other words people with mental health challenges are not to blame, nor, alone, are the professional systems that endeavour to care for them. The…Continue
Added by Nurture Development on October 14, 2013 at 9:57 — No Comments
This blog post was written by Cormac Russell, Managing Director of Nurture Development. To view the original post, visit our dedicated…Continue
Added by Nurture Development on October 8, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
This past weekend, I watched the film ‘Get Low’ – it was recommended to me by Cormac following a conversation about Community Builders (can you spot who the Community Builder is in the film?). It is a film filled with wonderful acknowledgements of the gifts we possess and find naturally around us. In many ways, it speaks to some of the core values…Continue
Added by Nurture Development on October 1, 2013 at 17:54 — No Comments
We welcome yesterday’s launch of NHS England’s Guidance for Participation and Inclusion which begins to lay a foundation for transformational change.
The central challenge for participation and inclusion more generally is how can we promote citizen-led innovation that stays local, but over time proliferates?…Continue
Added by Nurture Development on September 27, 2013 at 12:45 — No Comments
Hello friends and colleagues in ABCD Europe - sorry for a delay in posting here, it has been ahectic summer!
Anyway, thought I would post the invitation that the Neighbourhood Network (the name the group of connectors in Balham have given themselves) as this provides a pretty neat 'progress report' - it is a really…Continue
Added by Marc Mordey on September 23, 2013 at 11:23 — No Comments
Recently over coffee, a mental health professional from one of the communities I am mentoring said: “I so wish I could do community building all the time, but I can’t because my ordinary job gets in the way.” She went on to say “You know I call community building my ‘extraordinary job’.”
In other words, she was saying ‘where I work, building reciprocal relationship with and between people is considered extra-ordinary’.
Read the rest of today's blog on our …Continue
Added by Nurture Development on September 19, 2013 at 14:54 — No Comments
Along the way of human history, quite recently in fact, we've forgotten the extent to which our own personal, family and community capacities stretch, especially in the domains of health, economic development, caring for the environment, our children, older people and people with very specific support needs. We have developed a global amnesia around our own resourcefulness in the face of natural disasters, the production of education, building community, deepening democracy, social justice…Continue
Added by Nurture Development on September 17, 2013 at 8:33 — No Comments
We live in a world where most believe that the well-being of our most vulnerable citizens and communities is determined by how well their needs are addressed by outside agencies. In asset-based community development the belief is that well-being is determined by how well strengths are expressed; and not by how well needs are addressed.
This topsy-turvy thinking goes further in arguing that if citizens and their communities are treated as being the sum of their needs their individual…Continue
Added by Nurture Development on September 17, 2013 at 8:31 — No Comments
Last week I was in the small semi-rural town of Wainfleet, near Skegness, which is embarking on a programme of community development using an asset based approach.…Continue
Added by Heather Henry on July 22, 2013 at 21:00 — No Comments
This is going to be a difficult blog to write because it is intensely personal.
We talk about self care but little is written about self-help groups. Put two people together that share a common issue, one finding their way and one who has got the t-shirt and see what happens. Peer support can offer challenge, aspiration and hope in a way you can’t get on your own or with your health professional.
Let me explain.
One day I was in Sainsbury’s cereal aisle when…Continue
Added by Heather Henry on July 21, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments
New (brief) post on our Blog, following attendance at a recent conference...http://www.vintagecommunities.co.uk Be good to 'meet' you there, cheers! Marc
Added by Marc Mordey on July 4, 2013 at 12:18 — No Comments
Here's Sale's vision of integrated dementia care:
Our vision is ambitious: we’d like to create a virtual day centre in our town, built out of our assets and founded on relationships and community values. De-professionalised, personal and caring.
Published by the NHS Alliance…Continue
Added by Heather Henry on May 29, 2013 at 20:17 — No Comments
Added by Cormac Russell on May 15, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments
Blog post on ABCD across Greater Manchester - Helping local people do extraordinary things TOGETHER......
Added by Gary Loftus on May 14, 2013 at 6:56 — No Comments
In my last blog, I talked about an early life blighted by chronic asthma and my eventual victory over self by taking control and concentrating on what I could do, rather than what I couldn’t.
This week, I turn not to individuals and self-management of illness, but the wider issue of communities feeling…Continue
Added by Heather Henry on May 13, 2013 at 21:12 — No Comments