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Book Review – Back for the Future…

Posted on: June 26, 2018

Below is an edition of The Sociology Teacher journal that gave an excellent review of my book  Back for the Future – Sociological Theory and Today’s Big Issues It is peer reviewed on page 28 plus there are free sample chapters and a resume of the book …

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Prescription Plus social prescribing service, training resource

Posted on: May 16, 2018

Prescription Plus social prescribing service has been commissioned by the NHS to expand and develop across Crawley thanks to a successful pilot that we helped evaluate and inform. See Crawley CVS for details Plus here is a video training resource publi …

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SEND training resources for parents of children with special needs and disabilities

Posted on: May 16, 2018

Go to Reaching Families for excellent fact sheets on anything from SEND and children going to school to claiming PIPs and dealing with challenging behaviours. There are also 3 brilliant animations.  Plus note that a volunteer worker is being recruited …

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Grant win of £130,000 for Reaching Families’ Support Services

Posted on: September 27, 2017

Congratulations all round!  After a demanding, competitive and forensic bidding process  last year £130,000 was won  from Big Lottery Fund for Reaching Families. That’s why I get out of bed in the mornings! http://www.reachingfamilies.org.uk/news.htm.  …

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In whom we trust?

Posted on: November 8, 2016

Trust in organisations to deliver what they say they will is critical in an open and transparent society.  The article “Trust and Innovation – Making the Match” shows the difference between ‘progressives’  – organisations that build and nurture trust a …

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8 Ways to Campaigning Success

Posted on: February 22, 2016

8 ways to campaigning success If you want to change minds and hearts then here are some excellent tips on getting your message heard and acted upon. Target the decision-makers: From the start you need to identify the people who make the decisions; who …

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