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In 2022 I joined Mayday Trust which offers strengths-based person-led coaching to people going through tough times like being homeless, experiencing domestic violence or living with a long term condition, and works with like-minded organisations and forward-thinking local areas to replace our broken support systems, through the New System Alliance. I’m also a Human Learning Systems partner and NHS Assembly member. I’m a recent trustee of Alternative Futures Group.

I’ve met some amazing coaches here and heard about ways in which they are helping people to move on from crises, break out of entrenched challenging situations and challenge systemic oppression.

A new health and care system: escaping the invisible asylum is published by Policy Press and was launched at Nesta in London with Sir Simon Stevens (video), Chief Executive of NHS England, who said, “This is a profound and timely call for a different relationship between people and the services and institutions of the welfare state. It’s a radical and necessary call to arms for a more human, personal and connected society”. Get a paperback or Kindle copy here.

My report for Royal Society of Arts and National Council of Voluntary Organisations, on creating asset-based charities, is Meeting as Equals (RSA & NCVO, 2021). My report on Ten Actions for an Asset Based Area is published by Social Care Institute for Excellence and Think Local Act Personal.

Shared Lives and Homeshare continue to grow and change lives, with support from Shared Lives Plus. A film about Shared Lives is here and Homeshare here.

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