Just Ideas at Countryfile Live 2019 for a Wild Workout!

Just Ideas’ Director Helen was delighted to lend her support – and sporting prowess – to our friends at Nature Nurture for the launch of their Wild Workout at Countryfile Live 2019 at Blenheim Palace!

Read more

Co-creating an evaluation framework with UCL Centre for Co-production in Health Research

The UCL Centre for Co-production in Health Research exists to support health professionals, researchers and patients to unlock new ways to address long-standing health issues. Here Just Ideas’ Associate Leila Baker describes a recent blog by Centre co-creator Lizzie Cain summarises what the Centre has learned and gained from Just Ideas’ support.

Read more

Just Ideas joins Reading businesses’ Climate Action Network

Just Ideas was delighted to join over 50 organisations on 2nd October 2019 to contribute to the development of the Reading Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan 2020-25 and to launch the Reading Business Climate Action Network.

Read more

Understanding Measuring Change: a new blog by Local Trust

Local Trust recently published a blog featuring the recent series of events that they commissioned Just Ideas and WSA Community Consultants to develop and deliver.  We worked with participants from Big Local areas to demystify ‘evaluation’ by sharing experience of measuring change, and exploring a theory of change.

Read more

Working with InterClimate Network to inspire climate action in schools

Against the backdrop of today’s Global Day of climate action – and stark climate headlines over the Summer – at Just Ideas we look forward to supporting this Autumn’s Model Climate Conferences with InterClimate Network (ICN), which will run in Reading, Cheltenham, Bristol, Solihull and London.

Read more

Rethinking Home – our work with Local Trust on engaging transient communities

The increasing movement and ‘churn’ of people within Big Local areas are major challenges to community development, placing pressures on social cohesion. Just Ideas worked with Local Trust and a range of Big Local areas between January and March 2019 on this research into the experience of, and potential for, Big Local areas to engage with ‘new’ or transient groups or communities in their areas.

Read more

“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 evidence.

Read more

Powerful stories for change – NCD Alliance Training, Geneva, May 2018

It was an incredible privilege, facilitating a two-day course with WSA Community Consultants for an inspirational group of people living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs), supporting them in their roles as advocates and campaigners for the rights and voices of people suffering as a result of NCDs.

Read more

COP this – Reading gets in ahead of Paris at Model Climate Conference

While intense negotiations at COP21 in Paris concluded 75 Students from across Reading and Wokingham gathered in Reading Borough Council Chambers on 11th December 2015 putting themselves in the positions of country delegations.

Read more

Climate voices Speak Up!

It’s easy to feel that you’re powerless to make a difference to big issues like climate change, but as associates of InterClimate Network, Just Ideas are trying to do just that.
Read more