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Category: Social connections

  • The entangled web is ever growing…

    The entangled web is ever growing…

    Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club Richard Herrod Centre, Carlton – evolving, more connections – the entangled web is growing!!!! • A nice turn out – some regulars and some new attendees. • The councillors were there – the outgoing Armed Forces Champion Bob Collis and the new one Jenny Hollingsworth. A photo was taken of…

  • Connections make the world go round….

    Connections make the world go round….

    Connections make the world go round…… Coronation Afternoon Tea at St Paul’s on 6 May. A big table of Jigsaw Homes Orchard Court tenants there with quite a few from the Seated Exercise to Music class; 4 Carlton Strong and Steady crew members; and a former Crew member from St George’s in Netherfield and probably…

  • Inspiring and Growing Communities of Hope

    Inspiring and Growing Communities of Hope

    Inspiring and Growing Communities of Hope – the loop: Residents helping residents Partners helping partners Partners helping residents Residents helping partners I saw this in action today in Calverton – Residents helping residents – Falls Prevention and Management participants arranging to meet up for monthly lunches, a birthday tea this Wednesday, going on a river…

  • The Village Shop

    The Village Shop

    the Village Shop When I lived in a small village in Leicestershire we had a tiny shop which was a hive of activity. It did supply a few basic provisions and it had a tiny café (2 tables) which was where all the news and views were exchanged. School parents would pop in after school…

  • Resident Voice

    Resident Voice

    Resident Voice Musing about the different ways of capturing resident voice. Formal Age Concern and I facilitated some focus groups in connection with the Age Friendly Carlton initiative. And an external consultant facilitated some focus groups for Gedling Borough Council’s Health and Wellbeing strategy What worked well • Using existing groups to talk to: o…

  • Taking time to talk

    Taking time to talk

    A couple of very interesting conversations today – not scheduled, just evolved as part of my normal job – but it showed how taking time to talk can bear some interesting fruit…. • As I was setting out the room for one of my Strong and Steady classes this morning I started talking with the…

  • Joining up the dots

    Joining up the dots

    This morning I went to St Paul’s Church in Carlton for their Easter Sunday communion service. This was a lovely service reminding us of the Easter message and the value of community. Interesting to note how the majority of the congregation were in their 70s and 80s; just a couple, including me, in their 50s;…

  • Tackling Loneliness Collaborative 20/1/2023

    Tackling Loneliness Collaborative 20/1/2023

    I had a really good meeting yesterday with Kirsty Veitch-Sorsby – Tackling Loneliness Collaborative Lead. We’re going to stay in touch regularly with what each of us is doing. https://www.bcvs.org.uk/tlcnn She sent me the link to the TLC web pages – you’ve probably seen these resources already but just in case you haven’t here’s the…

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