"I've been working with a group of social entrepreneurs and activists in Shropshire on an asset-based approach to delivering services. Here is a note of a meeting we had with senior council folk to explore new routes to rural service…"
This theme is about(a) How services can be effectively transferred from local authorities to new partnerships with social enterprises and the third sector; and(b) innovations in rural service design and delivery emerging from this proceSee More
I think the balance between theoretical stuff and lots of very diverse examples works well - stories are inspiring and make the theory come alive, and the theoretical framework makes sense of the stories. The compass model is a…"
I've joined this group having just worked out what it meant. I agree with those who say all community development must be asset-based, certainly my own practice in rural and urban areas in the UK is based on finding the energy and the…"
Can I put you in touch with Clare Fildes at Shropshire Hills AONB, the driving force for the LPS (and the sustainable tourism project)? We just had a good visioning meeting at the first LPS steering group I've been to, so it's…"
"Hi Helen, great to meet you too, came away inspired by the discussions at Hill Holt and then had Catherine down here at Eden talking about her work, follwed by Kirsty and Kate today running a Community Land Trust event.
Love to hear about the…"
"hello Helen - it is like Egan Wheel -I used to have a copy of it on my desk but either threw it out or buried under papers. I produced a prosaic guidance note about how to use the petal model - and will see if I can resurrect it.
Hope you enjoyed…"
It was good to see you at the Carnegie event & hear your very useful thoughts about influencing government at this crucial time.
I was at a Shropshire Housing group bash on Thursday night & met Keith Barrow of Shrops Council there…"
Welcome! FierySpirits is for activists and professionals who are building vibrant, resilient rural communities. Tell us a little about why you'd like to join?
Learning from others and passing it on is at the heart of making real change happen, for me. People learn & change from other people showing the way, inspiring and giving down-to-earth examples.
This is the first social/professional networking site I've heard of that seems worth joining - it was Nick Wilding's name that did it!
About Me (areas of expertise/interest I can share)
I'm working voluntarily to help people cut carbon & fuel bills, through the Household Energy Service run by Light Foot Enterprises, on the Welsh/English border. I also work as a consultant for an ethical, employee owned company, Resources for Change. I help rural and urban social enterprises with business planning, and carry out lots of community engagement work, especially in natural resources.
Hi Helen, great to meet you too, came away inspired by the discussions at Hill Holt and then had Catherine down here at Eden talking about her work, follwed by Kirsty and Kate today running a Community Land Trust event.
Love to hear about the landscape partnership work as we are looking at the options for a project based around the clay country here. Be good to talk further.
I will send you details of my lovely welsh cob breeder directly, not really part of the fiery spirits conversation!
hello Helen - it is like Egan Wheel -I used to have a copy of it on my desk but either threw it out or buried under papers. I produced a prosaic guidance note about how to use the petal model - and will see if I can resurrect it.
Hope you enjoyed Hill Holt wood event
BIG welcome into FierySpirits! Exciting to rekindle a connection that has been dormant for way too long.... you'll see from my pic. that Tara and I have been joined by a wee man called Eisean in February 2008. Lots more news besides but in the meantime, don't hesitate to tell me what you think about this site especially views on whether it was worth joining after all! And looking forward to hearing something more from yourself. In face, I've just had an idea... there is a monthly e-news bulletin that I produce (archive issues are available via the front page of the site). How would you fancy writing a 'guest editorial' as a newbe? Just giving impressions of the network etc., a couple of paragraphs and an opportunity to showcase your work a little... Well, maybe that's a bit full on for a first hello after a few years but if you like the idea let me know...
Best for now and let's try to meet at some point!
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