Reflections

In my day job I’m a social worker, a profession that embeds reflective practice in everything we do. We are encouraged to reflect on our assessments, conversations, how we handle situations, our training; pretty much every element of our work. I find reflection a useful tool and can feel quite enlightened when I think back […]

Guest Blog by John Whatmore: Costa’s Chatty Café scheme: a ‘water cooler’ for business nurseries

Costa’s Chatty Café scheme: a ‘water cooler’ for business nurseries Learning from each other’s experience plays a big part in Incubators and Accelerators, so I am often surprised that some of them have no cafeteria-type space for encouraging participants to meet and hob-nob with one another; and others make poor use of such spaces. Costa […]

Guest Blog: Cycling Without Age

Cycling Without Age – Trafford Three women in Trafford, Greater Manchester have set up a voluntary community group called Cycling Without Age Trafford (CWA Trafford). You may have heard about Cycling Without Age through social media or on the Pride of Britain awards, or watched Fraser Johnston in his BBC Three documentary (http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/clip/63c3faf8-bb2a-4b8d-a072-a3b5cace5597). Cycling Without […]