Entries by Richard Usher

Together We Plan!

‘Together We Plan!’ is a new resource that we worked on for Local Trust, bringing together the insights and experience of Big Local areas as they responded to community priorities during the COVID-19 crisis. The handbook offers useful approaches for Big Local partnerships in developing and planning their work during these uncertain times. We’re really […]

Reflections on a turbulent year

In December 2019 we looked ahead with relish to the projects we would be working on, and the clients, partners and associates we would be working with over the course of 2020. As it turned out COVID-19 defined 2020, bringing with it a huge human toll. It quickly compounded health, social and economic inequality in […]

“How do we know we’re making a difference?”

This was the question that motivated Big Local areas from all over England to come to four training events facilitated by Just Ideas in Birmingham, Bristol and York for Local Trust! Each event brought together Big Local partnerships to share their experience of measuring change in their communities, sorting outputs from outcomes and indicators from […]

The importance of being personal

Since we started out in 2007 relationships have been central to Just Ideas’ work. We are a small company – just the two of us as employees, yet we work on projects with and for multinational NGOs, through to small local charities. The partnership way of working enables us to work as part of other […]

New website for Just Ideas

Welcome to our new website. We hope it will help you find the information you need about our services, experience and the people we work with.