1. Asset Coaching: healing, human relationships in a broken system

    Oliver Townsend

    Head of Partnerships and Practice

    Positive relationships have been talked about for a long time in housing and support. It’s not a new idea. However, with each year we see more often that our systems get in the way of building positive relationships.

    02 November 2022
  2. The cost of living, and the cost of delay: why deeper change is needed now

    James Radcliffe

    Head of Public Affairs and Influence

    'The energy price cap, while welcome, won’t address the fears of those dreading winter in a cold house. It won’t stop their savings being eaten away. And it won’t undo the damage done to our collective health’ - our Head of Policy explains the need for deeper change.

    04 October 2022
  3. Feeling our way through change

    Oliver Townsend

    Head of Partnerships and Practice

    I have been on a significant learning journey during my time at Platfform, I am coming to understand more how our feelings about our work, and changes to it, can impact on how we act. It is why I am particularly proud of the Wisdoms work that we did alongside Caredig housing association.

    07 September 2022
  4. Financing the plan to end homelessness

    James Radcliffe

    Head of Public Affairs and Influence

    Platfform is supporting Cymorth Cymru and Community Housing Cymru’s call for the Welsh Government to ensure their forthcoming budget truly helps to end homelessness in Wales.

    08 December 2021
  5. The Wales Basic Income Pilot: valuing people over paperwork

    James Radcliffe

    Head of Public Affairs and Influence

    We want to see a world where people who may have received a mental health diagnosis no longer have to attend impersonal, system-led assessments in order to be able to eat.

    10 September 2021
  6. Nothing right without a fight

    Oliver Townsend

    Head of Partnerships and Practice

    There are thousands of skilled, passionate, amazing people throughout Wales working hard to make changes for people going through tough times. And yet something gets in the way. That something is the system.

    06 July 2021
  7. Why it’s so important for 16 and 17-year-olds to vote

    James Radcliffe

    Head of Public Affairs and Influence

    There are now less than five weeks to go until the Welsh Elections. They will be the first elections in Wales in which 16 and 17-year-olds will have the right to vote, and we will be encouraging everyone to vote.

    01 April 2021
  8. Kindness in Public Services

    Guest Contributor

    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
  9. 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