Category Archives: Practice

Real life examples and lived experience

Break the modern day social etiquette and talk to strangers

It might seem like an iron-clad rule, but here are three places where it’s okay to go ahead and chat with a stranger.

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Time, Space and Trust: Participle’s Open House on working relationally

It’s been one month since Participle held its second ever Open House evening, and we’ve been getting lots of questions about how it went, what was discussed, and how people can attend in future.

As the event was all about how to build relationships and connect communities, we thought we might as well share this on the Relational Welfare blog. We’ll also let you know how to get on the invite list for future Participle events if you fancy it – we’d love to see you there. Continue reading Time, Space and Trust: Participle’s Open House on working relationally

What working relationally means for me

Most public services require working with people, but relational public services put building relationships front and centre. What’s it like to work in a relational service for the first time? How is it different? Wellogram Guide Lucy Hawkin tells us her impressions.

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“Untitled”: How do you name a new way of working?

When you’ve got a complex, radically different new role open at your organisation, what do you call it so that people understand what you mean? Packing relationships, empowerment and a vision for the future into two little words – or not.

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The change is in me

Governments sometimes have the propensity to politely applaud grassroots movements from the sidelines instead of harnessing their power – and some are even seen as a threat. Here’s the view from Finland on NHS Change Day, citizen activism, and hope.

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Hope is contagious

It’s hard to change the way you do things, whether it’s within a family or a government department – money, risk and anxiety can stop us from trying something new. But we’re starting to see some real breakthroughs in local community work. How can we help that hope to spread?

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