20 March 2020

Happiness in a time of coronavirus

Today is the International Day of Happiness, which at first sight seems ironic when our world is facing such an […]

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19 March 2020

Bright lights in a dark world

I’m one of those people with ‘underlying health conditions’ and writing this from my isolation room (aka our back bedroom) […]

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13 February 2020

Good lives are about more than social care

The default approach to social care in many local authorities remains traditional models of “delivery”, and profit extracting ownership. These […]

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25 September 2019

Communities doing it for themselves: our chapter in a new book published by Pavilion

A new book entitled Innovation and Change in Non-Profit Organisations published by Pavilion includes a chapter written by Sian, drawing […]

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16 August 2019

What *really* makes good care?

An important debate is taking place about how to ensure that people who need care and support get that help […]

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4 July 2019

Co-production – an essential strand of Local Area Coordination

In this blog for co-production week, I wanted to explore how Local Area Coordination is a great way to drive […]

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3 July 2019

Small stuff, big impact – community led coproduction in action

Community Catalysts harnesses the energies of entrepreneurial people, carers, families, citizens, communities and councils, helping them to work together to […]

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1 July 2019

Whatever your intended destination the only route is co-production

A fair few years ago when I first heard the phrase co-production, I have to confess that I groaned, inwardly […]

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12 February 2019

Collaborating for real change – social prescribing and Local Area Coordination

Community Catalysts really welcomes NHS England’s commitment in its Long Term Plan to the social prescribing model. The plan has an ambitious […]

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2 January 2019

New Year, New Targets

Who likes KPIs and figures? Well, surprisingly, it turns out that I do… One of the best things about working […]

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14 November 2018

Celebrating the social in social enterprise

This week, we celebrate social enterprise day, a day each year when we reflect on all the amazing businesses and […]

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