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So many people ‘doing it for themselves’

I have worked all my life within the world of health and social care. It’s a sector that is always complex and often baffling, one which on the face of it is all about people…but you don’t have to dig …

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Down the rabbit hole…to a whole new world of friendship connections

One of the recurring themes was how so many people had been sucked into a whole new world of friendship and connections simply by taking up one chance encounter, having a cup of coffee in a cafe or joining a …

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Embracing Ageing

A whole community response to a whole community issue We all age Sadly, despite this positive and inevitable reality, across the UK the current attitude and response to our ageing society is mainly focused on concerns about care for older people …

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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 goal of employing one thousand more link workers by 2021, with the expectation that they will work with …

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Changing paths in Derbyshire – the power of good life conversations

On a recent visit to Derbyshire I had the privilege of hearing Colin’s story.  His story is one about changing paths, both literally and metaphorically. The part of Colin’s story highlighted here shows the importance of exploring what someone’s vision for …

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