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Reflections on 2011

What a year. 2011 has been one of the fiercest and most eventful I’ve ever known, and a big one for Mindapples. There have been some challenges, to say the least. It’s been difficult for everyone in the voluntary sector this year, and we’ve lost some good people and projects in the cuts and economic […]

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Nudge vs. #bigsociety?

Happy New Year folks, I hope you had a lovely mindapple-filled winter break. Last week I attended the launch of the Health Equalities Alliance and their inaugural debate Nudge or fudge – can a gentle push really tackle health inequalities? It was the first time I’ve had the chance to quiz members of the Cabinet […]

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Hand Made Health

I settled down this morning to have a proper read-through Mindapples Co-founder Tessy Britton’s new book, Hand Made, and feel inspired to write a post about it. The book collects a beautiful set of stories about creative new projects that build connection and community, and features projects as diverse as social media surgeries and artistic […]

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