Developing People Organisations and Communities

Research: Research Library Articles

Advocacy for a Change! - new research paper

‘Case’, ’cause’ and ‘class’ advocacy are important methods for helping disadvantage groups make change and improve their lives. In fact they were the original foundations of the social work profession.  This research paper Advocacy for a Change best pr …

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Trust and Innovation - How to Make the Match

Staff don’t trust each other enough and this stifles performance and innovation.  Psychologically safe teams and bottom up innovation are solutions to the trust and innovation conundrums and this paper develops and models these issues with statistical …

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Clients have assets and solutions too! - exploring asset-based approaches in public services

The NHS, social services, education, housing, the police the charity sector – all these agencies need to locate and use the assets of their communities, their clients and the general public.  At its most simple when public services focus on people’s as …

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Love a Quotation.... on change

Change isn’t what it used to be! Included here are quotations from Ghandi, Heraclitus, Winston S. Churchill and Aldous Huxley and more on the topic of change. Be the change you want! Famous quotations about change

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Pop Sociology.. or the sociology of pop music

Pop music tells us lots about our world shifting as it has from celebrating only romantic love to broader social themes and personal strife alongside the diet of getting loved up.  Click on this: Pop Sociology for a fun little section from my book. Ord …

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NEW BOOK: Back For the Future! Sociological Theory and Today's Big Issues

What would the great founders of social theory have to say about happiness statistics, modern capitalism, sexual identity, generation rent or pop music? and what were their ideas about?  This fun, new book is now available at Lulu bookshop in paperback …

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Evaluation matters! refresher, introduction and training exercise

Have you done evaluation before or are you a newcomer? Either way you have evaluated and you have some evaluation skills ever since you first posed a ‘Why…mum?’ question.   What is evaluation and why bother (training) is a short 3 page guide that wil …

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Learning Disability Data and Advocacy Solutions

This short piece of research gives data about some of the disadvantages that people with learning disabilities face and where advocacy makes a positive difference. Learning Disability in the Community: Problems Solutions and Advocacy appears at a time …

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