Heart and Parcel

Last week I had the chance to briefly meet Heart and Parcel at one of their regular workshops, this time at Inspire in Levenshulme. Heart and Parcel are another brilliant example of a project that mobilises the strengths and knowledge of people, and empowers its participants, building confidence and skills, experimenting with new ideas…Heart and…

Winner takes all

The soup movement emerged in Detroit in 2010 as the city went bust. Since then, this simple crowd funding model has gone global, and Soup events have been taking place around Greater Manchester over the past 18 months. The premise of a soup event is that people come together, share a meal of soup, donating…

Realising the Value

Today I’m at the event to share the learning from the Realising the Value programme. The report identifies 10 key actions to put people and communities at the heart of health and wellbeing:   ://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/ten-key-actions-put-people-and-communities-heart-health-and-wellbeing 

A local movement of older people in Manchester

  A movement of older people has been taking shape in South Manchester set in motion by local housing association Southway Housing Trust, who in 2012 commissioned the first Age Friendly Neighbourhood Research project.  A key aspect of the research was the involvement of older people at its centre.  It led to the formation of a group…