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Changing it Up

Changing it Up

By Community Catalysts
In our new podcast series 'Changing it up', hosts Nick Sinclair and Clenton Farquharson chat with people from across the country who have dedicated their lives to changing things for the better in their communities.
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Podcast series - Changing it up: Commissioning community enterprise

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Podcast series - Changing it up: The power of language
We're following on our podcast series 'Changing it up' where hosts Nick Sinclair and Clenton Farquharson chat with people from across the country who have dedicated their lives to changing things for the better in their communities.    In our ninth episode, Bryony Shannon talks about the power of language and her blog series which explores the detrimental effect language can have on people.    "We can't change what we do without changing our language." – Bryony Shannon    Intro and outro music: 'Everything you need is by your side' by Vlad Gluschenko Date recorded: November 2021
31:32
December 02, 2021
Podcast series - Changing it up: A vision for the future of social care
We're following on our podcast series 'Changing it up' where hosts Nick Sinclair and Clenton Farquharson chat with people from across the country who have dedicated their lives to changing things for the better in their communities.    In our eighth episode, Anna Severwright, co-convener of Social Care Future, talks about the Social Care Future vision: “We all want to live in the place we call home with the people and things that we love in communities where we look out for one another, doing the things that matter to us”….and how it’s essential to include people who draw on social care in those conversations.    "If people actually had the freedom and choice and be trusted to be able to do something a bit more flexibly they would choose to do something different. So we do need more money in social care, but we also need to be able to start using things more imaginatively…innovatively, trying out different models…we know some of them work." – Anna Severwright    Intro and outro music: 'Everything you need is by your side' by Vlad Gluschenko Date recorded: 5th July 2021
31:18
July 22, 2021
Podcast series - Changing it up: Transforming co-production culture
We're following on our podcast series 'Changing it up' where hosts Nick Sinclair and Clenton Farquharson chat with people from across the country who have dedicated their lives to changing things for the better in their communities.    In our seventh episode, Noreen Blanluet from Co-production Network for Wales, talks about inequalities and co-production...and what it really means.   "Lots of people talk about co-production in public services and it doesn't always mean the same thing…People are very attached to the process and trying to get things done…they kind of lose or they forget what the value is behind it." - Noreen Blanluet   Intro and outro music: 'Everything you need is by your side' by Vlad Gluschenko Date recorded: 4th March 2021
33:32
May 28, 2021
Podcast series - Changing it up: Social Care reform
We're following on our podcast series 'Changing it up' where hosts Nick Sinclair and Clenton Farquharson chat with people from across the country who have dedicated their lives to changing things for the better in their communities.    In our sixth episode, Caroline Speirs outgoing Head of TLAP, reflects on how far self-directed support has come, the power of genuine co-production and her hopes for Social Care reform.   "I want to see this country have a great big conversation about social care. There are just far too many people who don't get it and don't know what it is. [They] think it's something to do with beds with not having to sell off your family home. We have got to get past that...social care is something amazing." - Caroline Speirs   Intro and outro music: 'Everything you need is by your side' by Vlad Gluschenko Date recorded: 30th March 2021
27:51
April 16, 2021
Podcast series - Changing it up: Thinking back and looking ahead
We're following on our podcast series 'Changing it up' where hosts Nick Sinclair and Clenton Farquharson chat with people from across the country who have dedicated their lives to changing things for the better in their communities.    In our fifth episode, Sian Lockwood, outgoing CEO of Community Catalysts, looks back over the history of our organisation and shares some of her hopes for the future...and her love of eggs!   "Being true to our aims has been really important so we've stayed passionate about choice, our aim has always been about people having the choice of the stuff they need to help them live the life they want" - Sian Lockwood   Intro and outro music: 'Everything you need is by your side' by Vlad Gluschenk Date recorded: 4th February 2021
23:38
February 19, 2021
Podcast series - Changing it up: Understanding and tackling structural racism
We're following on our podcast series 'Changing it up' where hosts Nick Sinclair and Clenton Farquharson chat with people from across the country who have dedicated their lives to changing things for the better in their communities.   In our fourth episode, Rita Goodhead and Angela Gault from Power of Words and Natalie Scarlett from Black Heritage Support Services talk about understanding and tackling structural racism and touch on some of the psychological and cognitive aspects of racism.   "It's understanding that all parts of society need to be involved to making change happen"  - Angela Gault Intro and outro music: 'Everything you need is by your side' by Vlad Gluschenko Date recorded: 12th October 2020
24:31
November 19, 2020
Podcast series - Changing it up: Transforming system cultures
We're following on our podcast series 'Changing it up' where hosts Nick Sinclair and Clenton Farquharson chat with people from across the country who have dedicated their lives to changing things for the better in their communities.    In our third episode, Professor Donna Hall talks about communities, the Wigan Deal, changing system cultures, collaboration and leadership.    "The thing that's always driven me...is focus on the person, focus on the family, focus on the street, focus on the neighbourhood and wrap initiatives and community support around those people, don't just interact with them like they're just a unit of need!"   Intro and outro music: 'Everything you need is by your side' by Vlad Gluschenko Date recorded: 10th August 2020
43:20
November 03, 2020
Podcast series - Changing it up: Inclusive economies
We're following on our podcast series 'Changing it up' where hosts Nick Sinclair and Clenton Farquharson chat with people from across the country who have dedicated their lives to changing things for the better in their communities.    In our second episode, Sarah Bedford, Head of Social Policy at the New Economics Foundation, talks about community wealth building and inclusive economies that distribute control and wealth and offer good jobs with fair pay. Sarah also explores how community enterprises support inclusive economies and in turn how these inclusive economies have a positive impact on health.  "It's really important to think about community wealth building and inclusive economies in the context of how we can improve health and reduce health inequalities"   More information about the research report that Sarah mentions in the podcast 'Community micro-enterprise in social care as drivers of local economic development': https://www.communitycatalysts.co.uk/2020/05/21/micro-enterprises-social-care-and-inclusive-local-economies/ Intro and outro music: 'Everything you need is by your side' by Vlad Gluschenko Date recorded: 7th August 2020
19:09
September 08, 2020
Podcast series - Changing it up: Commissioning community enterprise
In our new podcast series 'Changing it up', hosts Nick Sinclair and Clenton Farquharson chat with people from across the country who have dedicated their lives to changing things for the better in their communities.    In our first episode, Pip Cannons, Strategic Commissioner for Adult Social Care at Somerset County Council talks about commissioning community enterprises - small ventures run by local people who offer care and support to other local people - and how the project helped to balance out some of the rural inequalities across the county.   "It's not just about going out and asking people if they want to set up a local business and helping them do that...The magic is that it starts to grow organically and micros link up with other micros...it then becomes a community within a community"   Intro and outro music: 'Everything you need is by your side' by Vlad Gluschenko Date recorded: 29 July 2020
22:39
August 20, 2020