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Change is coming – are you ready! #changemakers

Update!!! Thanks to everyone involved for a fantastic #changemakers conference on 20th March 2014. Much more to come – but for a quick preview – see  http://storify.com/burcuborysik/a-story-of-changemakers-in-housing-with-support-an?utm_content=storify-pingback&utm_medium=sfy.co-twitter&utm_campaign=&utm_source=t.co&awesm=sfy.co_jeZB&dm_i=F3O,2AUYW,2EG23F,8CDOM,1 We are in serious countdown mode at Sitra – with less than 24 … Continue reading

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Pulling Together – Coproduction in Action

At the end of January we brought together a fantastic group of clients, front line workers and organisation leaders to celebrate the launch of Pulling Together. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this great resource – then … Continue reading

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Still time to make some noise…….

It will be no news to those of you in the housing sector how critical housing related support services are being cut in some areas of the country. It is something we have been covering at Sitra through our work … Continue reading

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What difference does a name make…….#support #resilience #prevention??

Have spent a great morning with members in the South West today – talking about key policy areas for the sector and continuing our focus on the health and social care. I was delighted to be joined by Robin Johnson, … Continue reading

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Final Chapter – Ukraine 2013

After a long and eventful night on the train – we arrived – at 8.00am precisely – in the port of Odessa. We were met by Father Jan, who was to take us out towards the Daughters house out by … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Riding the night train…..

Day two – moving towards Odessa We are now on the move to Odessa – 14 hours over night – sharing tales of our lives, dreams for the projects that work with, and enjoying an opportunity to debate and discuss. … Continue reading

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Ukraine – day 1 draws to a close….

Day 1 draws to a close  – and we have spent the afternoon visiting schemes across Kharkiv. The first was an amazing children’s centre, that had been set up specifically to deal with the issue of street kids. When it … Continue reading

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Ukraine – not a tractor in sight ….

    Emergency nightshelter provision. Last winter demand so high -no beds people asking to come in & stand #homelessness http://t.co/SoN5meO4zf— Vic Rayner (@vicrayner) September 18, 2013       .@Depaulintl volunteers serving up at the shelter in kharkiv. Service … Continue reading

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Delving deeper into #SR2013….

 Few quick updates on this previous post re #sr2013….  Update Sitra has produced a handy summary table of all the changes, with commentary from the sector – check it out at Spending Round 2013 – key points for the sector … Continue reading

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Spending Review 2013 – Thoughts so far…..

Fresh from absorbing the public pronouncement on the spending review – just having a quick first trawl through the documents to see how the review sets the tone for housing, care and support going forward. News to Look into…. Integration … Continue reading

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