I have a wealth of experience of working with others in the development of participatory projects.
I have delivered an exciting range of participatory training courses, including Listening Skills, Overcoming Obstacles and Conversational Skills Workshops.
I played an instrumental role in developing resident-led planning groups - for Connecting Families and for Re-Connecting Elders on a housing estate in Newham.
In NHS contexts, I have supported the development of User Involvement groups for people with complex health conditions. These included an Outsider Art Network, a gardening project and a Walk and Talk group. In each of these projects, people who felt excluded and marginalized made culture together, and the making of culture together has contributed significantly to improvements in how they live with complex health conditions.
I am also playing a part in building neighbourliness within the area where I live.
In 2015, I was commissioned to evaluate an innovative community hospice project delivered at a community centre. I designed an evaluation methodology, gathered data and wrote a report which demonstrated that living well with complex health conditions is essentially an active process.
An article about the charity Your Space (which sadly closed in the autumn of 2014): http://www.therapytoday.net/article/show/3538/in-the-clients-chair-a-little-community-kindness/
A recent article of mine is available via Therapy Today at: http://www.therapytoday.net/article/102/categories/
Other articles available on request.
An inspirational movement for social change is the RSA and their website is at: https://www.thersa.org/
I welcome people to contact me:
To build a link, to enquire about training or for consultancy in the development of participant approaches.
Consultancy fees are set at current market rates.
You are welcome to contact me
On my mobile: 07817 947 984
On my landline: 020 8523 2352.
Or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org