Local People Leading have reproduced an interesting summary by a Scottish Government official of what he learnt at a recent conference about a radical “whole systems” approach to public service reform that has been piloted in Stoke-on-Trent. All partners agreed … Continue reading
Two new reports from the Carnegie UK Trust shed light on the paradigm shift from a welfare state to an enabling state. In The Rise of the Enabling State they explore existing evidence and policy developments on how this shift is … Continue reading
Attempts to use incentives – especially money – to encourage people to do something they care about often backfire. Such incentives can erode people’s intrinsic motivation or reinforce a culture where people act in their own self-interest. If we allow this … Continue reading
Nurture Development, originally Irish based trainers in ABCD, recently launched their new website which contains stories and resources about ABCD.
In a JRF blog, Tracey Robbins argues that we need to address the epidemic of loneliness in our midst. Loneliness not only kills people; it kills communities too. Government policy has contributed in every way, she argues. She refers to … Continue reading
In summer 2014 people from around the world will be gathering in Glasgow to exchange their ideas and experience of community development. There will also be many debates about the future of Scotland taking place next year. But do we … Continue reading