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Radical changes, made together: the New Systems Alliance

Oliver Townsend

Head of Partnerships and Practice

We are committed as a group of organisations, to change. We will break down the barriers that people face, we will hold a mirror to our own shortcomings, and we will build consensus for a new way.

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  1. #BlackLivesMatter – on calling out and calls to action

    Ewan Hilton

    Chief Executive

    I hold my hands up that public silence was not the right move. I hope I have conveyed why we took that stance and, more importantly, what we are doing as an organisation to create the deep change needed inside Platfform, the sectors we work in and wherever we can create change for the better with communities.

    09 July 2020
  2. Kindness as the new black?

    Charlotte Waite

    Director of Transformation & System Change

    If a kindness lens helps us reflect more compassionately on our own motives for being and doing then that can bring enlightenment, which can, in turn, motivate change, it has for me.

    21 May 2020
  3. Let’s be cautious about kindness

    Ewan Hilton

    Chief Executive

    Kindness on its own doesn’t quite cut it for me. It glosses over the really tough stuff. The pain, the poverty, the generational unemployment, abuse, violence and structural inequality that many people face every day.

    19 May 2020
  4. Tips to share with children to help them cope with the new normal

    Elizabeth Gregory

    Consultant Clinical Psychologist

    We are used to life staying pretty much the same – doing the same things, going to the same places and seeing the same people. That has changed with Coronavirus; and we are all having to get used to life being very different.

    08 April 2020
  5. Why language matters

    Bryony Shannon

    Practice Development Officer

    Language is the most powerful tool we have. Let’s use it well.

    09 March 2020