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‘The things you view as part of the social fabric are going to stop and the only option is to look at alternatives.’
What’s needed to scale the social sector? Support from government, good governance and growth, says Alan Southern
Architecture students and local residents are working together to take over redundant spaces in Bristol
Sadly, I am hearing of far too many cases of crass behaviour by some in the public sector. There are examples of local authorities and others ‘assuming’ that they can close a service, and that a VCS body will automatically pick it up.
Too much talk on social media, too much criticism and too much hypothesising. None of this can deliver the change our society need right now.
Some ideas for a more just city, by Richard Lee
The mainstream model of local economics, focused on agglomeration and trickle down, is failing our cities. A new approach is emerging, one that works with the grain of places and the people that live in them.
There’s growing acceptance of the fact that sending legions of support workers into a troubled community can confuse, not cure, the social ills that beset them. The Charles Burrell Centre is an example of just how effective it can be to start with the people and work out.
Time credits help us to value everyone’s contribution and rekindle people’s confidence in their agency and power. This is at the heart of our approach. We seek to tackle inequality, promote empowered communities and renewed citizenship based on public services and people working hand in hand.