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Networks, Networks, Networks. A new era of collaboration to generate social good?

The Covid-19 crisis has reinforced what MutualGain have been promoting for a decade – that the most wicked, deep-seated and destructive of problems faced in society – crime, poverty, disadvantage, social care among them – requires high levels of collaboration to address and bring about change. During this intense period of isolation we have seen[…]

April 21st 2020
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What if a #newworld could be created as a result of Covid-19?

First up: if you read this and are intrigued by what could come of some of the questions posed at the end, would you kindly share across your networks and ask people to do three things: Point to any research that can think about this more deeply Share across your networks and mobilise others Share[…]

April 11th 2020
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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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A journey of a 1000 miles, starts with a single step…

It was 2016. The bare school sports hall was harshly lit with neon tube lighting, flickering occasionally on the few people present who were sat, perched on uncomfortably low chairs; those chairs seemed huge when I was a kid. Conversation was stilted. Despite my repeated outline of reduced staff against a backdrop of austerity budgets[…]

October 18th 2018
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Don Pedro’s Arrival and The Housing Green Paper. 

So, there’s still plenty of time to comment on the government’s Green Paper on Housing, with the consultation deadline pointing at 6th November. The five principles that hold it up provide ample food for thought:    Ensuring homes are safe and decent;    Swift resolution of disputes and complaints;    Empowering residents and making sure[…]

October 10th 2018
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The Top Five Skills Needed to Help Build Social Capital

The following blog was written by Ernie Hendricks, one of the learners on MutualiLearn.  The blog was submitted as part of his endeavours to achieve a level 4 qualification in Building Social Capital Through Community Engagement. People have been asking about the community engagement work I’ve been doing. I figured I’d pen a quick note to[…]

October 3rd 2018
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LFRS – World Café at Revoe School in Blackpool provides ‘Mutual Gain’

ON the evening of Thursday the 14th September nine months of multi-agency collaboration culminated in the delivery of a World Café at Revoe School in Blackpool. This is part of a MutualGain initiative from the Home Office which trains staff to engage with communities in a completely different way. The aim of the café is[…]

September 22nd 2017

Carly Griffith – My first week at MutualGain

Carly Griffith – our new Intern for Health and Inequality, shares her thoughts on her first week at MutualGain.           Monday 17th July 2017 – First meeting with MutualGain. The day started off with an early morning train down to Birmingham, where the meeting was set to take place at Moseley[…]

July 26th 2017

Success at “Unity in the Community” Participatory Budgeting Event

On Saturday 6th March, Andrew and Owen from MutualGain  spent the day at ‘Unity in the Community‘ Participatory Budgeting (PB) event at the Greek Cypriot Association in Birmingham.  The events was the culmination of training and support provided by MutualGain to the Birmingham East neighbourhood police team, partners and active citizens. Throughout this period a[…]

March 10th 2017