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Category: Community engagement

The impact of a local community engagement intervention on residents’ fear of crime and perceptions of the police

This document is a summary of the findings of an independent evaluation of the work that MutualGain undertook with Durham Constabulary.  The findings can be downloaded via this link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3409ikpat35dw3n/AABO_CrWPXNMy0ZkNkMMB_WLa?dl=0 The full article citation is shown below, but essentially the article confirms the views of MutualGain that building social capital can have a positive impact on[…]

August 26th 2019
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Protecting Communities from Serious Crime

      Serious crime is an issue that blights many of our urban and rural communities.  Dealing in drugs, weapons, fake cigarettes and booze are all part of a growing concern within policing.  We have recently seen reports of gangs using children as young as seven to carry drugs for payment.  The term county[…]

August 26th 2019
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People matter to MutualGain

  I have been working with MutualGain for the last three years and I reflected on my experiences with them while spending time with the team down in London on a ‘Team Development Day’. Susan Richie (our Director) and Andrew Fisher have been such an empowering influence during that time. That influence is both personal[…]

August 26th 2019
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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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