If you live in the UK, you’ve got just 5 more hours to pick who gets to make a load of important decisions in your local council- go to it!
We’ve just run across this tweet by the brilliant 826 Valencia, a San Francisco-based organisation that promotes writing skills for young people. It was created by 9 year old Julissa and shows her take on “the good life”: Continue reading The good life, as told by a nine year old
One in three babies born today will reach 100 years old. Yet, as the Early Action Task Force’s report Looking Forward to Later Life published today shows, the approach of successive Governments to our ageing population has mirrored the approach of many individuals: disjointed, head in the sand, afraid to look too far ahead. Continue reading An age of opportunity
A parent once told me that the best way to meet people locally is through children and dogs. Attending the local play group, picking the kids up from school and arranging play dates are all interactions that connect parents with the local community in a way that many of us who are child-less (and dog-less) can’t.
Why then, when we ran a Backr family day at the Horniman Museum in Lewisham, did so many of the parents we met say they felt isolated in finding work? Continue reading How to survive in a relational economy: Family matters
If you’re in public service, it could change the way you measure progress, the way you do your job, and your ability to help people in need: Rachel James makes the case for capabilities. Continue reading How do we make our means match our ends?