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What system of voting would you choose to replace first past the post?
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After the strange numbers coming out of the election where around 67% didn't vote for the party that 'won' I'm on the search for a realistic alternative that I can argue about for the next 30 years.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rashid Mhar May 15, 2015.

'Slacktivism' vs. Thick and Impactful Participation
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This is an interesting posting on Facebook from the Young Foundation and puts into words  some things I've been feeling. It is an interesting thought project and one worthy of NatCAN members. Have a…Continue

Tags: activism, Slacktivism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Mowatt Sep 16, 2013.

Yet another interesting thing to look at- This time about troubled families
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This article came to me via John Seddons website 'The Systems Thinking Review'http://www.thesystemsthinkingreview.co.uk/It's called 'the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by joe taylor Sep 3, 2012.

Is localism working a report from NCIA and the TUC
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Have a look at this it may be of interest and help with local debate and learning:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bren Cook Aug 3, 2012.

 

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Preston and Lancashire
What brings you to NatCAN?
I started my career as a Community Worker in Blackburn then spent 27 years in local government. In between I've been a Youth and Community Worker, trainer and manager, Policy officer and a partnership officer in Lancaster District. I believe in collaboration in the face of fragmentation. The Ocean refuses no rivers!

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At 11:17 on February 27, 2013, Elaine Gillibrand said…

Hi Bren

Thanks for the invite.  Impressed with what I've seen so far.   I will call into the centre.

Elaine

At 11:45 on April 2, 2012, Peter Smith said…

Hi Bren

Always nice to be invited to be a friend.

I have recently closed my facebook account as I didn't get into it but I think a small number on here equates to many more in facebook land?

Pete

At 13:58 on November 25, 2011, Lorna Prescott said…
Hiya Bren
Do you use twitter? Would love to network with you there if you do.
Lorna
At 9:51 on July 27, 2011, JUDITH EMANUEL said…

hi Bren

Nice to see you involved with Natcam. What a good question. My vision

of the UK or the world without poverty is a world without wealth, much more equality of power, purpose, without walls or barriers -  whatever your gender, class, income, where you were born, race, sexuality, faith, ability/impairment etc.  How about yours?

 

Judith

At 11:09 on July 3, 2011, Nick Beddow said…

hi Bren,

 

glad to see you here - I really enjoyed Burnley (and I really cooked in my car on the way home!) Hope to meet again - we've got some CDX meetings coming up too

Bren Cook's Blog

Have people seen these Community Development competences from ESB? You can use them for all sorts

CD national Occupational Standards

These national occupational standards are a really helpful list of knowledge, and skills founded on very well thought out and set of values. Have a look and see if you can use them to write job descriptions, put short courses together or just stare at them and…

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Posted on May 8, 2017 at 19:24

Andy Burnhams Deputies

BBC News-New Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham appoints deputies

Have a look at this BBC report about Andy Burnhams choice of deputy Mayors. What is interesting is the areas of responsibility they have and the contribution that people that are members of NatCAN may be able to play or contribute to.

Posted on May 8, 2017 at 14:11

Youth sector consultation findings

Youth Sector Consultation Findings

I'd love to hear what people made of this short power point based paper on a 'wide' consultation about where the young peoples sector should go.

Before doing any sort of comment myself I'd like to throw it out to a wider audience for your thoughts. I'd be particularly interested in your views of the language it is couched…

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Posted on January 26, 2016 at 19:36

This Land is Mine- a short video that sums up the Israeli/Palestinian conflict

However you view this conflict, whatever the solution may be it's the dude at the end who is winning!

Films for Action

There's other good stuff too.

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 22:26 — 3 Comments

 
 
 

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