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Casey, Cohesion And The Case For Community Business

Vidhya Alakeson | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Politics
Vidhya Alakeson

Read the headlines that accompanied the publication of Louise Casey's integration review yesterday, and you might believe that we are a country coming...

How We Can Make A Community For Our Eldest Citizens

David Slater | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK
David Slater

Photo credit: Roswitha Chesher We are all living longer. Last year there were half a million people aged 90 and over living in the UK. Medical scienc...

Save Our Spaces: Our Public Land And Buildings Are At Risk Of Being Sold, Cut Or Shut

Tony Armstrong | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
Tony Armstrong

Our community spaces are in jeopardy. Parks, community centres, swimming pools, town halls, you name it; in one part of the country or another, many o...

Real-Life Footage Shows The 'Magic' That Can Happen When You Meet Your Neighbours

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Only half of us know the names of our neighbours, but a new campaign is aiming to change that by bringing community spirit back to Britain. The initi...

Confessions Of A Yoga Mama

Harriet McCafferty | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Parents
Harriet McCafferty

The more you practise, the deeper you go, you begin to break patterns in life that no longer serve you, you find a deeper peace in life as you take your practise out of the hot room and all the alignment you find in the yoga, you bring to your daily life.

Can Love Really Trump Hate?

Ed Shepherd | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK
Ed Shepherd

It's been reported that hate crime across the UK has increased by over 60% since Brexit, and a recent report by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance called out a number of politicians and institutions for inciting the rising xenophobia witnessed in the UK.

How Do We Spread The Environmental Message Across Higher Education Institutions?

Louis Sherman | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Louis Sherman

More and more students appear to be wanting to get in on the environmental movement, something I have seen first-hand while at university in Bournemou...

Let's Give Communities The Tools To Shape Their Own Destinies

Ed Mayo | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK
Ed Mayo

Communities know the challenges they face better than anyone. However, when people feel they have no control - over their local economy, their workplace or the businesses they use - there is a crippling effect.

No Home, No Chance: Lack Of Housing Stops Women From Turning Their Lives Around On Release From Prison

Jenny Earle | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK
Jenny Earle

This week the Prison Reform Trust and Women in Prison published a new report. It found that a chronic shortage of safe and stable housing for women leaving prison is leading to more crime, more victims and greater use of unnecessary and expensive imprisonment. Six in ten women leaving prison may not have a home to go to on release, and recent prison inspectorate reports suggest that the situation may be getting worse. Vulnerable women, desperate to secure a safe place to stay, are being deemed intentionally homeless and not in priority need. For some, getting sent back to prison seems like the only solution.

Community Pharmacy Has The Potential To Do So Much More

Elizabeth Wade | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK
Elizabeth Wade

But don't take my word for it, ask the Blair Government, or Gordon Brown's...or even David Cameron's for that matter. You see, community pharmacy owners have heard this phrase repeated for a very, very long time now. And, of course, they're absolutely right.

Harnessing Olympic Success?

Zoe Mellis | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Sport
Zoe Mellis

Perhaps it is too much for us to expect that the Olympics, even with Team GB's success, could get people more active just as a by-product. There's a huge difference between cheering on Andy Murray from the comfort of the settee to actually getting out on a tennis court to have a go.

Young People Are Taking The World By Storm

Adam Bradford | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Bradford

Young people across the world are giving up more of their time to donate to good causes. We have already seen the masses of research and reports about Generation Y, Z, Millennials, whatever the name is you want to call the now generation - they suggest that young people now have more of a social conscience than ever and care more about their impact on the world than their wages.

In an Age of Uncertainty, Uniting Communities Should Be Our Priority

Sam Williams | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Williams

The historic vote to leave the EU has still not properly sunk in for many communities across the UK. Indeed, the jury is still out as to what the impact of the vote - and of course the long-winded process of actually leaving the EU - will be on people's lives. Uncertainty over the future economic stability of the UK, and by extension society as a whole, has arguably never been more acute.

Why Remaking the Street Is Essential in Post-Brexit World

John O'Reilly | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK
John O'Reilly

(Re/Making the Street at The Building Centre. Photo Juliana Vasquez) Exhibition highlights the ways in which street design are essential to better bu...

Can Primary Care Provide a Gateway to Social Care and Community Support Services?

Ewan King | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK
Ewan King

The primary role of GPs has always been, and will continue to be, to treat common medical conditions and to refer patients to hospitals and other services for urgent and specialist treatment. Whilst there have always been GPs who are interested in signposting patients to community-based social care and support services, they have tended to be in the minority.

An Open Letter to Theresa May

Ian Strachan | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Politics
Ian Strachan

Community pharmacy is a part of the health service that bucks the inverse care law - there are more pharmacies per head of population in deprived areas than in more affluent areas. I speak for community pharmacists all over the nation when I implore you to bear this in mind as you pursue your aspiration of making Britain a country that works for everyone.

The Importance of Global Unity Against Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Chris Head | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Head

On May 24th, CoMO organised a parliamentary meeting entitled, 'Life Course Vaccination: From Babyhood to Healthy Ageing - what are the priorities?' in...

The Control Agenda

Ed Mayo | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Politics
Ed Mayo

Over the last few weeks one word has begun to feature more prominently in our political debate. Not referendum, not uncertainty, not leadership... but control.

Show Me the Unity - What Next for Hopeful Brits After Brexit?

Ella Kemp | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Politics
Ella Kemp

I don't want to have to go back to France, however lucky I am told to be to have that option. I don't want to apply for a different passport, I don't want to heckle Leave supporters as they walk the streets. I don't want to hate, I don't want to be divided anymore. I want to understand. I want to understand where the unity is, I want to be shown that this is the right answer. I'm listening. I'm waiting.

This Eid We Are Determined to Celebrate Togetherness

Qari Asim | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK
Qari Asim

Eid marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Celebrated by Muslims in the UK and around the world, it is a time when families and friends come t...

How Brexit Shone a Silver Lining on My Business

Josh Taylor | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK
Josh Taylor

I awoke on a gloomy Friday morning to Brexit. Whilst it wasn't the result I expected, the writing is on the wall - the UK is leaving the EU. This isn't an article to argue for or against the reasons for remaining or leaving. Instead, I'd like to look at how Brexit unexpectedly gave my business a deeper level of importance and meaning to both the local community and myself.

Village Green Communities Transform Glastonbury

Kylie Barton | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

A panoramic image showing the positive impact around the greens as festival goers leave, taken by Kylie Barton This year's Glastonbury may have been ...

Is Co-living Really the Answer to the Housing Crisis?

Eleanor Moss | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK
Eleanor Moss

The benefits of co-living could well be adopted by not just young, single people too. Actually, couples, older people, and even families could benefit  - sharing the burden of childcare would be especially useful when thinking about 'the future of living and communities'.

A Lesson for Our Generation

Tess Young | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
Tess Young

Even though it's unclear when the dust will settle and what good can come of this, it's an obvious but important thing to do is to calmly continue to work hard in what we believe in. We should reach out to our neighbours, listen to those who feel differently, speak up to be heard, be kind and compassionate, and strive for union wherever we are.

British LGBT+ People Are Still Lying About Who They Are.

Rhammel Afflick | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rhammel Afflick

Anyone who thinks we're done can take several seats. We still have so much stand up to here in the UK, abroad and within our own community. When the trans community is having to stand up for what most people would consider basic rights, the black community is still the target of extraordinary amounts of racism, women are still mistreated, and internalised homophobia means we're still really obsessed with masculinity and heteronormativity I think it's quite clear we're far from done.