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Kim Ryder
“I’m not trying to replace the system, but I think the system is missing an essential component, which is the humanity of being a camerado” In the first part of this episode we interview Maff Potts, Director at Camerados after his talk at Losing Control 2019. In the second part, Annie and Sherrie give their...
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“With the action enquiry that I’m working on, one of the things that I keep building into is to keep challenging my own assumptions by working with different people who do different things. For example testing methodologies with a fear practitioner.” In this episode of the SCA podcast we meet Joe Doran, Programme Manager at...
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“We need to think about how we can collectively build a culture in which we can grow old and we want our children to grow up in, which is welcoming and inclusive of everybody.” In this episode of the SCA podcast we meet Sally Byng, Chief Executive at Barnwood Trust to discuss the work they...
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“The scale of the changes ahead of us makes it especially urgent to involve more diverse people in the conversation.” In this episode of the SCA podcast we meet Marie-Claude Gervais, Research Director at Versiti to talk about power and collaboration. At Losing Control, Marie-Claude will be running a Teach Me session titled “Powering seldom-heard...
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Catherine Wilks from Designs in Mind along with Peter Lefort from The Eden Project will be curating a mindfulness space at Losing Control. Here, Catherine explains what mindfulness means to her. “Every Wednesday our studio is open for people to come and learn all the skills needed to participate at Designs in Mind, but what...
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To most people, terms like user-centred design, co-creation and agile working are terms which scream Silicon Valley. It might be surprising to hear that these principles are shaping health and care services much closer to home. In places up and down the country, from Dorset to Stockport, Nesta’s People Powered Results team are helping health...
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balloon symbolises losing control
In recent decades, the UK public sector has embraced a service delivery mindset inspired by management practices from the private sector. The extensive use of centrally-set targets and metrics, and a narrow focus on customers and ‘scaling what works’, has concentrated power towards Whitehall and away from the places and communities who arguably better understand...
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Money talks, but how can we put purse strings back in the hands of the people? Attendees at this year’s Losing Control have a unique opportunity to learn the ins and outs of participatory budgeting (PB) from expert and associate at PB Partners, Alan Budge. Participatory budgeting is a democratic process in which community members...
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