Kwazi Cort

Jedidah Onchere, Community Development Coordinator for Big Local Impact, writes: He breezed in like a whirlwind and made me the happiest community development worker of the day. The last time I saw him, he was aiming for the sky but according to him, he did not know how to relate to the wider society. I […]

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Restorative practice

I turned up on time to the restorative practice event at Coin Street Conference Centre and it was already packed to the brim. As usual, we got introductory speeches to set the scene but what was different about this event was that it was organised for practitioners and the community. There was not a shortage […]

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Call for core funding comeback

If you run a grassroots organisation and have been around for a decade or so, you would be experiencing the fallout of the changing strategies of funders. The landscape is unrecognisable from ten years ago. Funders, donors and stakeholders have overhauled the way grants are awarded, almost eliminating core funding under the guise of misuse […]

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Lambeth providers to work together to maximise impact

Lambeth Council is under pressure to act on lack of meaningful provisions for young people. The council has finally realised that the best action is to get providers under the same roof and ask them some basic questions: What activities are you doing this summer? What is not being done this summer? How do you […]

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Young Lambeth Co-op future in question

Tony Parker, Director of Children and Young People’s Commissioning and Improvement at Lambeth Council, has sent out a clear message. Young Lambeth Co-op (YLC) had achieved a lot within the last three or four years, providing services and commissioning services for young people in the borough. But he acknowledged that there were also gaps in […]

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