We want to nurture the field of practice that is based on parity, trust and an equal voice for all. In collaboration with the people involved in 'the conversation' (see About Us), we have developed a plan with two broad – and intersecting – components:
- To establish an independent voice to make the case for new ways of working (independent not only of statutory systems but also of any models or approaches in use)
- To develop relationships between the communities working in these new ways, as well as with people within statutory systems
Our plans include an initial gathering of practitioners, residents and people working in statutory systems to form and/or strengthen relationships as part of nurturing the community of practice.
Our aims are long-term but we intend to take it step-by-step. We have a fully costed proposal for year one. From that, we have written a two-page 'concept note' that we are currently sharing with select funders.
If you’re a funder and are yet to hear from us, please do feel free to get in touch.
Some of the practitioners that we collaborated with have agreed to be listed on this page as supporters. Other people have asked to be listed as supporters since they became aware of our work through this website.
If you'd like to support our work, do get in touch.
Andy Brogan, Easier Inc
Alyson McGregor, Altogether Better
Chris Dabbs, Unlimited Potential
Cormac Russell, Nurture Development
David Relph, Bristol Health Partners
Ewan Aitken, Cyrenians
Geetha Rabindrakumar, Big Society Capital
Graham Duncan, St Mary's Community Centre
Hazel Stuteley, C2 Connecting Communities
Helen Jones, Leeds GATE
Maff Potts, Camerados
Mark Swift, Wellbeing Enterprises
Matt Bell, System Activist
Minesh Khashu, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Paul Taylor, Bromford
Rachel Rowney, Local Trust
Rob Trimble, Bromley by Bow Centre
Sacha Bedding, The Wharton Trust
Shona Muir, Auckland District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand
Sinem Cakir, MAC-UK
Toby Lowe, Newcastle University Business School
Tony May, Young Foundation