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Groundwork blog

This blog explores topical issues from a range of themes close to our hearts. Posts are by experts from Groundwork and other like minded organisations. One week it might be sustainability, another it might might be youth work or green space. Whatever it is it will be thought-provoking.




The NHS is 70. What should it be doing at 100?

'As we mark the 70th anniversary of this radical social innovation, we should note the signs of optimism that, as a society, we’re getting to grips with what it means to prioritise wellbeing'

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Get in the know: Kevin Jennings - BBO Learning Mentor

'The main highlight is getting people back into work in a job that they are happy with, that makes a difference to their life.'

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Why it’s not just children that stand to benefit from outdoor learning

'The therapeutic role that the outdoors and nature can play to help our mental state and general wellbeing is paramount, both in and outside school gates.'

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The benefits of greening your work place

'By introducing natural materials, light, views, and plants into the modern workplace concentration levels will increase, employees will feel more relaxed and be happier and more productive.'

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Creating space for community

'Cuts in neighbourhood management and community development budgets make it harder to provide the infrastructure support needed to ensure effective engagement - but it’s vital that we do.'

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Communities are the key to happiness

'Happiness can be charted and analysed globally but only experienced and shared by individuals.'

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How to spruce up your garden this spring

Blog post by Groundwork's Health, Wellbeing and Community Ambassador, Mark Lane.

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Is community the cure for our loneliness epidemic?

What can a minister practically do to remedy this when the issues stem fundamentally from the fact that life has changed?

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All rise for Sir David and his fight against pollution

But how can we make this count on a local level?

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Creating a website for your community group

Many community groups are making do with old, dormant websites or none at all. I've written this guide to convince you that it's easy for you to have a beautiful and effective website to help you do your good work - for next to nothing.

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The five Mondays of January

'Blue Monday' - should one day really dictate our mental wellbeing?

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Groundwork response to the 25 Year Environment Plan

'The plan provides a solid platform for delivering more - as long as the proposals are given legislative and regulatory teeth'

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