Resources

David Pitonyak

David's website offers plenty of like-minded information and resources
www.dimagine.com

Centre for Welfare Reform

UK focus for radical thought and policy development in respect of inclusion, personalisation, and the evolution of a sustainable, person centred, and citizen empowering approach to how we care for each other in contemporary society - founded by Simon Duffy
www.centreforwelfarereform.org

Nurture Development

In a very short time, Cormac Russell (of Nurture Development and the ABCD Institute) has become a key associate and inspiration to LivesthroughFriends' community building and animating thinking and practice. Check it out for yourself at:
www.nurturedevelopment.ie/

Go MAD Thinking

Ideas and plans are one thing - getting them implemented is another!
Finding out what someone really, really wants is often easier than satisfying their wishes. That takes creativity.
We use Go Make a Difference approaches to turn aspiration into action!
www.gomadthinking.com

Support Brokerage Network

Simply the voice of support brokerage - of the variety that helps people define and work towards achieving their good life - a lives that secures a contributing place and real belonging in their families and communities as well as via responsive and accountable services.
www.nationalbrokeragenetwork.org.uk

Planned Lifetimes Advocacy Networks

Where we learned a huge amount about family leadership and how to secure sustainable personal relationship networks. If you want to really explore inclusion this is a great place to start!
www.plan.ca

Fiery Spirits

A virtual network for people who are implementing Asset Based Community development or thinking about doing so - especially in rural settings
www.fieryspirits.com

Mike Green

The website of the author of "When People Care Enough to Act", an inspirational thinker and activist on making inclusion live. Lots of practical advice and training resources for free!
www.mike-green.org

Realife Trust

In our humble opinion, Community Development and Inclusion alive and flourishing in the UK. An example about how to do it sustainably (despite constant worries!) with next to no real public services funding.
www.realife.org.uk

The Coalition for Independent Action

An alliance of individuals and organisations who believe that our freedom to join with others in independent voluntary and community activities has been put at risk by successive governments' determination to co-opt the VCS for the delivery of their public services agenda. We believe that citizens associations bring something unique and invaluable to life that is beyond the orbit of public institutions. This includes innovation and responsiveness, and the capacity to hold powerful interests to account.
www.independentaction.net

Beyond Welfare

An inspirational US (Iowa) example of how ordinary folk, who care enough to act,can break the mould and enable friends, money and meaning for everyone.
www.beyondwelfare.org

Time Banking UK

"Only by people acting together can we protect the essential human qualities, like generosity, care and hospitality on which the social environment depends". Martin Simon. Founding Advisor.
www.timebanking.org

ABCD Institute

The engine room of asset based community development.
www.abcdinstitute.org