Michael Pitchford
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Michael Pitchford commented on Nick Wilding's group The transfer process
"I think trust starts with officers & particularly elected officials asking communities for help. I also think it requires all the information, assumptions being laid out openly. And, importantly, that officers are given the freedom &…"
Feb 2, 2012
Michael Pitchford commented on Nick Wilding's group The transfer process
"Thanks Joanna, interesting to hear about your experiences in Latvia. Oddly, i think a sense of entitlement is less so in deprived areas where the state has always failed & people have had to plug the gaps in one way or another. I also know very…"
Feb 1, 2012
Michael Pitchford commented on Nick Wilding's group The transfer process
"I got a stark reminder tonight of how  co-production may sound great but doesn’t always translate well locally. I attended a ward cllrs meeting which had the potential closure of a local library on the agenda. Normally these…"
Jan 19, 2012
Michael Pitchford and Tom Archer are now friends
Nov 9, 2011
Michael Pitchford replied to Tom Archer's discussion Getting to grips with service transfer in the group The transfer process
" Agree very much with Andy's point about intelligent commissioning. For me, its critical that communities are involved from the start in designing the service/contract through to selecting who delivers. Such processes need to account for…"
Oct 31, 2011
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The transfer process

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
Oct 31, 2011
Michael Pitchford is now a member of Fiery Spirits Community of Practice
Oct 4, 2011

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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?
to learn and share with others about self help and co-production
About Me (areas of expertise/interest I can share)
have spent yrs developing self help & community based services, supported councils to engage with communities, have encouraged community participation in central government, currently working with a charitable trust

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