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January 2020

A Manifesto for Happiness

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
RSA House, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ

What would our world feel like if the wellbeing of its citizens was the chief aim of government policy? How can we as individuals find more happiness and contribute to the happiness of others? And how can this effort be supported by economists, policymakers, scientists and technologists? There is increasing awareness of the need to look beyond GDP for new societal goals that encompass the full range of human experience and needs. In Can We Be Happier?, Lord Layard, one…

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February 2020

Understanding the Garden City approach – Seminars for Councils: Letchworth

February 4 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Spirella Ballroom , Bridge Road, Letchworth Garden City , SG6 4ET

A free seminar for Councils exploring the opportunities to bring forward sustainable new communities within the context of national policy and the Garden City Principles  Across the UK there is a chronic shortage of affordable housing and this housing crisis is damaging people’s life chances. At the same time, much of the new housing being delivered is badly designed and lacks the basic social infrastructure to make these new places into real communities. Meeting the nation’s housing needs will involve…

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Understanding the Garden City approach – Seminars for Councils: York

February 6 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Bar Convent Trust, The Bedingfield Room , 17 Blossom Street , York, YO24 1AQ

A free seminar for Councils exploring the opportunities to bring forward sustainable new communities within the context of national policy and the Garden City Principles  Across the UK there is a chronic shortage of affordable housing and this housing crisis is damaging people’s life chances. At the same time, much of the new housing being delivered is badly designed and lacks the basic social infrastructure to make these new places into real communities. Meeting the nation’s housing needs will involve…

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Co-operative Futures Conference: 20/20 Vision – The Co-operative Future in Focus

February 7 - February 8
The Beeches 76 Selly Oak Rd Birmingham B30 1LS United Kingdom

This is a Co-operative Futures Event 20 years ago Co-operative Futures was formed.  It’s now 2020. What’s happened in the co-op movement since then? What’s going to happen to internationalism and co-operation 20 years after Brexit? And more to the point, what do co-operators in their 20s want to happen? Welcome to 20/20 Vision.  Join Co-operative Futures to leave the past behind and explore what a co-operative future could look like. We’re kicking off this year’s conference by celebrating the last 20 years…

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Framing: Talking about poverty

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Manchester

Using our voices to build a movement for change. JRF's and Frameworks' Institute's third Framing conference - focused on the North of England. JRF’s third conference on Framing will take place in Manchester with a specific focus on the North of England. Working with Manchester Church Action on Poverty and Greater Manchester Poverty Action this timely event ask questions such as where can you drive change in the North? How do you feed into national conversations when you want to?…

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Growing the new economy

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Queen Elizabeth Hall West Street Oldham OL1 1NL United Kingdom

This national convention for 300 people will bring together key decision makers from local authorities, health and other local public institutions, leaders of co-operatives and social enterprises and funders and investors. It will explore how co-operatives and social enterprises can support inclusive economic growth as part of a wider move to “reset the dial on local economic development”. The event will combine a lively mix of plenary discussions with three interactive breakout sessions covering a choice of up to 20…

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Understanding the Garden City approach – Seminars for Councils: Exeter

February 13 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre , Gandy St , Exeter , EX4 3LS

A free seminar for Councils exploring the opportunities to bring forward sustainable new communities within the context of national policy and the Garden City Principles  Across the UK there is a chronic shortage of affordable housing and this housing crisis is damaging people’s life chances. At the same time, much of the new housing being delivered is badly designed and lacks the basic social infrastructure to make these new places into real communities. Meeting the nation’s housing needs will involve…

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Community Ownership: How to Get Started

February 15
Bristol

From pubs and farms to launderettes and lidos, communities are creating democratically controlled, viable, and sustainable businesses. According to Power To Change, there are 7,800 community enterprises in England alone, and the Community Shares Unit reports over 500 businesses established using community shares in the last 10 years. As public funding recedes and the charity sector shrinks, community enterprises provide a creative way to address local needs, with democratic control by the community at the heart of what they do.…

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Worker Co-ops: How to Get Started

February 22
Newcastle

We live in a world of increasing inequality, exploitation, and a fixation on growth at all costs. We need new forms of business and there are a growing number of co-operatives that are owned and controlled primarily for the benefit of their workers. This workshop will be a practical journey through the stages of setting up a worker co-op, exploring the different options and decisions you’ll make along the way.

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Understanding the Garden City approach – Seminars for Councils: London

February 25 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: TCPA, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London , SW1Y 5AS

A free seminar for Councils exploring the opportunities to bring forward sustainable new communities within the context of national policy and the Garden City Principles  Across the UK there is a chronic shortage of affordable housing and this housing crisis is damaging people’s life chances. At the same time, much of the new housing being delivered is badly designed and lacks the basic social infrastructure to make these new places into real communities. Meeting the nation’s housing needs will involve…

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