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
“Treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of the civilisation of a country… there is treasure, if only you can find, it in the heart of every person.” – Winston Churchill
What would a 21st century prison, designed for rehabilitation, look like? It’s a little closer to becoming a reality. Continue reading The Learning Prison
Do you know about the invisible networks of support in your community? They might not be obvious, but they don’t work by magic either – in fact, it’s often a challenge. Will Alex’s coach be able to keep it up?
Continue reading Hidden help
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.
Continue reading What working relationally means for me
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.
Continue reading “Untitled”: How do you name a new way of working?
In 1984 the German band Alphaville had their biggest ever hit with Big In Japan. It was a great tune though the lyrics weren’t the best and the video was pure 1980’s.
Fast-forward 31 years to todays to Rochdale in the North of England and we at Circle can like Alphaville, claim to be “Big in Japan!” Continue reading Land of the Rising Fun: Circle is big in Japan
Theatre’s not just for extroverts and entertainers. It can also be a powerful tool for people to find their voices and challenge authority. Here’s a potted history and a few modern examples of how we can use drama to shift power to people.
Continue reading A platform for the quietest of voices