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When Others Care, But We Don’t See It

Do you wring your hands in frustration, wondering why, when faced with profound inequality or climate change, other people don’t seem to care as deeply as you do yourself? This blog post is written by Common Cause Foundation Director Tom Crompton, who shares research suggesting that other people care more deeply that we might think.

Community Potluck Crowdfunder

The Totnes Community Potluck was inspired by conversations between the Network of Wellbeing and members of the local community in Totnes. People felt the community needed a friendly and accessible place to socialise on Friday evenings, where they could meet friends and connect with others, particularly if they had young children or couldn’t afford to go to restaurants.

Share Shop : A library of Things – Coming to Totnes

Here at the Network of Wellbeing, we have been seeding a Share Shop in Totnes. The great news is we now have a venue thanks to Totnes Town Council and a grant to support us thanks to The Big Lottery fund. The council have granted us a space to pilot the Share Shop in The Guild Hall garage on Guild Hall Yard. The Share Shop would enable local people to borrow all sorts of useful things at nominal cost so that they don’t have to buy them for themselves. The aim is to encourage the sharing economy; to help people connect more, spend less, consume less, and waste less.

Weaving Wellbeing into Government Policy Making

Weaving wellbeing into government policy making is no easy task. Rebekah Menzies from Carnegie UK Trust describes how they and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have developed straightforward guidance on developing wellbeing frameworks for cities and regions.

Grow. Cook. Make. Mend: Changing Lives at Trill Farm

This guest post by Kevin Marshall explores how an inspiring project in Axminster, Devon is developing self-belief, practical skills and wellbeing amongst a cohort of volunteers in recovery from substance misuse. Alongside volunteering for the Network of Wellbeing, Kevin works as a coordinator in Drug and Alcohol Services.