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Lockdown: conversations for change

Charlotte Waite

Director of Transformation & System Change

Lockdown: an opportunity for public services to become transformative, brave and do what really matters.

As what we do and how we do it changed, an irony emerged: despite the physical distance, interactions were more emotionally charged and led more by feelings and relationships than before

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  1. Kindness in Public Services

    Charlotte Waite

    Director of Transformation & System Change

    It’s obvious that well supported people, where barriers to opportunity are removed, will go on to live more fulfilling and productive lives.  Kindness is about removing those barriers.

    12 November 2020
  2. #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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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