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Why community coaching?

The following blog was drawn from an interview with  Jenny Oklikah and first appeared on http://www.WhatCharity.com   MutualGain is a company with a social purpose that helps organisations across the UK build social capital and develop active citizens in their communities. We work with any organisation that wants to have more meaningful dialogue and engagement with[…]

August 26th 2019
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Your purpose always has a way of finding you

A few weeks ago, I would never have pictured myself in the position I am today (working with MutualGain) and being part of meaningful work. As a young woman growing up in a small town all her life, the opportunity to discover what social capital is and how to build it was completely new and[…]

August 26th 2019
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Delivering Coding and Analysis training in Kempston, Bedfordshire

  …… please indulge me briefly while I give a little background before I share my experience of working with the guys at Kempston, Bedfordshire. I retired from policing a few years ago, and I was in a lucky position to pick and choose what I did next. I made a decision that after 30[…]

August 26th 2019
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(It’s not) only the lonely’: thinking about loneliness in a NHS foundation trust

‘If only society was friendly and non-judgmental then maybe we wouldn’t feel lonely’, commented one participant at a recent workshop discussing the meaning of loneliness for a large NHS foundation trust.  As the number one concern for its service users, the organisation has committed to exploring how to respond effectively and creatively. But that comment captures[…]

August 26th 2019
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Leadership and Trust from those in authority

      A few weeks ago Susan and I were fortunate to be invited to the House of Lords for the launch of a new book, Whose Government Is It, edited by Dr Henry Tam.  Dr Tam was a senior advisor to the Blair New Labour government and has written extensively on the value[…]

August 26th 2019
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Capturing Thoughts About PCSOs and Engagement

  I am writing this blog for three reasons: The practice of PCSOs is changing and I don’t agree we are going in the right direction @GMHales recently tweeted about the role of PCSOs being about engagement and asked me to blog some initial thoughts I am regularly frustrated by the missed potential of the[…]

March 5th 2019
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Some further reflections on whether ‘community is the best medicine’

In October 2018 MutualGain had the opportunity to meet a range of health and social practitioners from across the country when exhibiting at the King’s Fund conference, Community is the best medicine: making a reality of community-based health.  Although there were examples of some fantastic practice it was hard not to be left with the[…]

February 4th 2019
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Policing: Inspiration and Despair – knife crime is not our only problem

    I’ve been talking all things policing over the last couple of weeks with a broad variety of interested parties – whether it’s at the launch of the new Serious and Organised Crime Strategy, the findings from the Home Affairs Committee, or the Police Foundation Conference exploring innovation in policing. The dialogue I have[…]

November 20th 2018
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