The good life, as told by a nine year old

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

An age of opportunity

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

How to survive in a relational economy: Family matters

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