We are a peer-led network of individuals who want to share power to unleash social change.

Our principles

Honest Conversations

We encourage honesty, humility, and vulnerability so that stories are shared openly “warts and all” to  get into challenges and unanswered questions, not just good news stories.

Practical Insights

We commit to ensuring what you get are practical tools, insight and connections that you can apply in the real world – and from people who have actually been there and done it, not just talking about it.

Inclusive Network

We commit to inclusivity, diversity, and accessibility across the network and work hard to include people from all sectors, experiences and backgrounds.

Powered By You

We commit to sharing power and responsibility: Losing Control is peer-led and shaped by its members.

  • The first Losing Control events had profound impacts on many of our partners and on our own organisation so we’re excited to make a long-term commitment

    Joe Doran
    Lankelly Chase Foundation
  • Losing Control will help our partners to expand their network, learn from each other, build relationships and collaborate to devolve power to local communities

    Fergus Arkley
    Power to Change
  • Losing Control will support the grassroots groups of lived experience that we are working with to amplify voice whilst at the same time help our internal shift to a new way of working

    Sarah Campbell
  • We are pleased to be a part of Losing Control, joining other people passionate about collaborating and challenging the conventions of how we get things done.

    Sally Byng
    Barnwood Trust
  • I am coming to Losing Control because I am keen to learn new ways of devolving power, as well as empowering citizens to take on some of our greatest societal challenges. I look forward to sharing my skills in developing movements, as well as learning from other likeminded and committed individuals

    Anna Day
    Centre for Social Change
  • I am a parent, resident and community volunteer who feels quite powerless most of the time, especially when faced with people in power who fear change, or residents who feel their only power is in keeping things the way they are, even if they situation is less than ideal. I would love to learn and improve my own communication when it comes to approaching communities and institutions with a suggestion of improving something collaboratively

    Heike Feldpausch
    Local Volunteer
  • I have been working as a volunteer to build resident-powered organisations for the last eight years. I’d like to share experiences & learn from others

    Simon Redding
    Monkey Park

Really glad to see that @StirToAction have been given the go ahead to run their festival under Covid safe conditions. Tickets still available #coops #community #business #socent https://www.stirtoaction.com/festival?mc_cid=c5e32512f3&mc_eid=e0784fd4de

📢 Festival line-up: Thurs 15th July

Putting the 'Community' in Community Wealth Building

Panel discussion organised by @RedPeppermag, chaired by Hilary Wainwright.

See the full festival line-up 👉 http://www.stirtoaction.com/festival

So excited to be learning from @SrdjaPopovic & others at the summer academy from @CANVASNVS if you want to get ideas on changing the world thru non-violent means join now or a future session https://canvasopedia.org/canvas-academy/

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