I can’t think of many places where there is such a vibrant community of people doing so much to explore and bring to life a new economy based on wellbeing not wealth, community not competition.
April 2016 - NewStart
Political devolution has to demonstrate that it strengthens democratic accountability whilst enhancing economic, social and environmental well-being.
Devolution presents an important opportunity to create a progressive whole system approach to children’s services in which local and combined authorities are empowered to integrate and deliver effective health and social care services within a locally controlled and accountable system.
ISSUE 537: APRIL 2016
*NEW START IN LIVERPOOL*
Guess what? We haven’t got the answer. But here’s what SevenStreets suggests: Liverpool does the same. Sets up a parliament of the people, for the people. No one can hold a light to our creativity, so why is no-one talking to us? We might never be an economic powerhouse again. But is that so bad?
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has steered the city through deep austerity cuts and helped re-build its confidence and investment. He talks to New Start about investing to save, changing the course of the city and why growth alone is not enough.
One of a pair of blog posts about things I was involved in on Friday 8th April 2016. One beautiful day in North Liverpool.
Out to the north docks early morning Friday, to the event I’ve been organising the past couple of weeks with the help of all my Beautiful Ideas friends who I’ve been telling you about for a while now.
Liverpool’s history is full of ‘firsts’ when it comes to ideas for creating social and economic change, and building community is in the city’s DNA. Here’s ten of its best organisations that are doing things differently:
Can ultra-local approaches to creating employment work? In Liverpool’s Clubmoor, residents are working together to build new enterprises and help keep money local, as Suzanne Quinney and Lianne McGinnes explain
I’ve spent the last year working on a Co-operatives UK-led research project titled Not Alone about the rise of the self-employed ‘precariat’