We’ve been building civil servant’s capacity to meet & hang out with people. We’re finding it harder to build organisational capacity to support & use what we learn.
What does great living look like for people in caring roles & relationships? Our new report tells the story of the Look and Listen phase of the Caring Project, and lays out 7 opportunities for improving outcomes.
We’ve been busy writing, revising, and visualising our report of the first phase of the Family Thriving Project (we’re on iteration 11 so far!) and trying some new ways to enable practitioners and policymakers to learn and experiment with us. One of our biggest learnings has been about how to define and measure family thriving.
Our family learning festival was a success. Not everything worked. We engaged parents and we engaged kids, but we didn’t always engage families. Co-design in and with families is hard work. We have a few hunches as to why…
Chinese has been the take-away of choice for the families we’ve shared dinner with this week. We’re starting to see some key themes, and find some new words to describe what we’re doing.
This week, we climbed out of our studio, out of our meetings, out of our cars, and out of our contexts. We had lunches, dinners and coffees with families. Just being with people is always transformational. And it’s been no exception this time around.