Lots of organisations work with charities and good causes locally. They do this because it is a positive contribution to their community, and it can give staff an opportunity to volunteer and develop their skills.
What is it about New Year’s resolutions that often end up making you feel bad about yourself? They tend to focus on doing more of this or less of that, meaning that last year you did too little of this and too much of that.
Lots of organisations work with charities and good causes locally. They do this because it is a positive contribution to their community, and to give their staff an opportunity to volunteer and develop their skills. And there are often, whisper it, tax benefits as well…
Communication can be tricky. But sometimes, it is just because we don’t learn.
For example, we all have relatives that we love, respect and value; but we just don’t feel heard. We give them advice but they don’t seem to listen; we try to help out but always feel on a different wavelength.
YourMK, the company formed this year as a partnership of Milton Keynes Council and Mears Group, has engaged NEF Consulting to help ensure the regeneration programme across the city adds real, measurable social value.
There has never been a greater and more urgent need for a new economy. In response to challenges around housing and rising land prices, many local authorities are moving people in social and council homes out of their communities. YourMK is refreshingly different in their approach to regeneration.
We all want good vital signs. We have watched enough episodes of House or Holby to know that these things are important, showing what is really going on and what the future holds
I don’t usually follow celebrity gossip, but it is hard to avoid the Brangelina split announcement this week. After 16 years together and two as a married couple, Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. Their partnership is over.
I was always a fan of the Lone Ranger. Curled up in front of the black and white telly on a Saturday morning watching the adventures of the man and his horse who fought evil and dispensed justice. For reasons I never really understood he always used a silver bullet. Or rather he never needed to, but seemed to leave one behind as a sort of calling card.
You may know that YourMK has a Community Team. But who are they, what do they do and why?
If you have an interest in regeneration or government policy, the terms localism and devolution won’t have escaped you. These concepts have been debated at a local and national level for the past few years but policy alone cannot bring about change. Both rely upon social capital: an increasingly important factor in addressing societal challenges.
Regeneration is all about communities. People often think this means that it is about changing communities; physically re designing or recreating communities. But for YourMK, regeneration is about developing communities.
A common phrase. But where did it start and what exactly does it mean?
Regardless of whether you believe that, it’s certainly true that statistics can give a misleading picture or make you feel like you know less than when you started. But others just jump out of the page and demand your attention.
In the past few weeks, in the run up to YourMK going live, you may have heard a lot about regeneration. It’s been on the telly, in the paper, talked about on Facebook and referenced in conversations with residents from across Milton Keynes. But what exactly is regeneration and are we all talking about the same thing?