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Capture how you help people and turn their stories into data.

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In many forms of social media, including principals and culture, plus specific skills to solve the problems you need to solve.

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Working with government, housing and the third sector since 2005

Open Data

We teach you practical ways to use open data and data skills to help with funding, report on needs and demonstrate value.

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Safer Communities

Working with communities and partners to improve perceptions of safety across neighbourhoods.

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Social Media Surgeries

Boost digital skills and network public servants with each other, active citizens and communities.

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Consultation to Conversation

Moving old methods of consultation to a more inclusive, conversational approach.

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A learning journey to Hastings – or how to buy buildings and build community

Sometimes you need to just trust people when they say come on a journey. That’s what we did when UnLtd (a lab partner) invited us to Hastings for a thunderously damp day-and-a-bit by the sea learning journey. The heavens opened and ideas poured in. Lorna Prescott, Louise Cannon and Nick Booth… Read more

Commscamp 2018 – what I heard and what I learnt

These are notes from Commscamp 2018, held in Birmingham 12th July 2018. Session: Public Health Campaigns The general view is that public health messages often fall flat.  One public health team not keen on meeting the public, instead they do a leaflet.   Often the message comes better from the GP,… Read more

What is the loop of generosity?

I often use the phrase ‘loop of generosity’ to describe the good stuff I see happen in communities.  It sits at the root of the most enjoyable work we get to do. But what is it? I think it is elegantly described by Terry Pratchett in A Hat Full of… Read more

Notes from the #Locality17 session on: Community Health and Wellbeing – what works

These are just notes from a session at the Locality Convention 2017. Meena Bharadwa introduced the session and explained that locality has a place to link real community groups into the academic research on this subject and translate between the two. She briefly reminded us that Community Wellbeing is Complex.… Read more

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– Richard Brown, Birmingham City Council

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