Tag Archives: Cambridge House

Moving to Action

For the last few weeks, I have been exploring here some of the key concepts in community organising. The work in North Camberwell has of course continued and this week’s post updates readers on development in our work there. Building … Continue reading

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Organising Christmas?

This week we held a ‘Festive Celebration’ for local residents and others from the area. We invited loads of people in person and by distributing a simple flyer to some key places. We put up posters in the bus stops … Continue reading

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Initiating New Organising

The role of an organiser is to work with people to give them a sense of their own power and capacity for change.  It’s to discern how leaders can emerge and to give them every support to pursue their dreams. … Continue reading

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Making a Fresh Start

It’s been several months since I sat down to write a post for this blog. In some ways, that has been right and in some wrong. The material with which I was working – my organising in Walworth SE17 – … Continue reading

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Action Camp 2012

This weekend I joined over two hundred people at the first Action Camp for the Locality community organiser programme. The free to participants event ran from mid-day on Saturday to mid afternoon on Monday at Keele University campus near Stoke … Continue reading

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Organising with digital

If I was looking to overdose on digital neighbourhood issues, this was the week. We are in a unique situation of working with two amazing tutors Sophie Hostick-Boakye from the Young Foundation’s Digital Activism programme on raising awareness of community … Continue reading

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Cooperation and Renewing Settlement Houses

Having just returned from a short break in the sun, I want to use a book I finished reading whilst away to stimulate your thinking. It’s not directly about building independent power from the grassroots but has supported and extended … Continue reading

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