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Good intentions aren’t always enough

Good Intentions aren’t always enough. By Grant Campbell, Head of Partnerships & Consulting at Homeless Network Scotland. The growing pressure of the ‘permacrisis’ mobilised a wide range of voluntary action, in city centres and communities across the country to help people most affected. Understandably, there are often no benchmarks, national strategies or guidelines on

By |2023-03-02T09:59:43+00:00March 1st, 2023|Disruption Diary|0 Comments

Platfform’s Manifesto for Change

You can read Platfform's Manifesto for Change, which launched on the 2nd of February 2023, here. Mental health: overhaul of outdated systems urgently needed New System Alliance partner, Platfform has launched its Manifesto for Change. From working with over 9000 people experiencing challenges with their mental health each year, the charity states that the current support

By |2023-06-16T20:59:03+01:00February 2nd, 2023|News|0 Comments


By Oliver Townsend, Head of Partnerships and Practice at Platfform. #HousingMattersWales  We are trying to do things differently in Platfform, as so many organisations are across Wales. The past ten years have resulted in rapid, positive practice and policy change in our country, despite huge and unprecedented financial pressures. I’ve been writing about some of

By |2023-01-13T14:15:05+00:00January 13th, 2023|Disruption Diary|0 Comments

Natasha Almond discusses Homeless Bound

Natasha Almond from the Good Organisation writes about Homeless Bound (Coterminous CIC, 2022)- A book that explores how the language and misconceptions of people experiencing homelessness continue to shape our response to the issue: Homeless Bound “The media, almost without exception, will put an image of a ‘man in doorway’ shot in an article about

By |2023-01-20T09:36:53+00:00January 11th, 2023|Disruption Diary|0 Comments

Conversations that Challenge: Failure: Does fear hold us back from changing systems?

Conversations that Challenge: Failure: Does fear hold us back from changing systems? Thursday, July 7 12pm - 1pm Failure can often paralyse us. Fear of failing stops us from taking risks. Reaction to failure can damage trust in organisations. Made worse by competitive commissioning markets, it can create silo organisations that are defensive about getting

By |2022-06-08T14:03:04+01:00June 8th, 2022|Events|0 Comments

Are good relationships possible in a broken system?

Jen Daffin is a Community Clinical Psychologist with a passion for social justice. She has 15 years experiences of working across NHS mental health and learning disability services and now works for a mental health and social change charity called Platfform. On Tuesday 24th of May Jen hosted a Conversations that Challenge event which explored

By |2022-06-08T13:23:40+01:00June 8th, 2022|Disruption Diary|0 Comments

Latest ‘Wisdoms from Strength-Based Working’ findings Released

New System’s Alliance partner Mayday Trust release their latest ‘Wisdoms from Strength-Based Working’ findings. Mayday Trust conducted a ‘Wisdom’ deep listening consultation or exercise with those working to support people through tough times such as homelessness as part of its PTS Frontline Network activities to understand the impact of a pioneering strength-based and person-led support

By |2023-06-16T21:12:49+01:00May 23rd, 2022|News|0 Comments

Conversations that Challenge: Are good relationships possible in a broken system?

Conversations that Challenge: Are good relationships possible in a broken system? Date: Tuesday, May 24th, 2022. Time: 11am- 12pm Location: Zoom Free tickets here. Positive, healing relationships are one of the most significant ways we can help people overcome trauma and create connection. The best outcomes for people result from positive, healing relationships that listen,

By |2022-04-27T11:20:15+01:00April 27th, 2022|Events, Uncategorised|0 Comments

I’m Still a Risk: a Poem by Simon Whitter

Trigger warning: this content contains mention of abuse in all forms. I’m Still a Risk, a poem by Simon Whitter. I was put into care at 11 years old, disposed of by my family, beaten black and blue. This wasn’t my choice, but I’m the risk. Raped and abused by people there to protect me.

By |2022-03-30T16:06:58+01:00March 30th, 2022|Disruption Diary|0 Comments