‘We aim for young people to be accepted as full members of the communities in which they live and learn.’
This is a Wall of Success story to make you smile. The sheer vitality of the young talent displayed on The State Leith is cheering enough, especially in the grey days of early January. It starts with having fun. But the aims of this adventurous young community interest company go much further.
Continue reading “The State Leith: high kicks on the Wall of Success”
‘If you are homeless there is no such thing as social mobility’ Josh Littlejohn
In his keynote speech to The Gathering, Josh Littlejohn, entrepreneurial co-founder of Social Bite, explained his plans for a ‘homeless village’ in Granton, providing not just shelter but hope and dignity for the people who live there. Continue reading “Housing and energy: Wall of Success”
‘It all started with a desire to improve the vista and environment in Newhaven and fortunately we had the backing of Newhaven Heritage Centre…’ In this lovely guest blogpost, Heather Yang tells the cheering story of Newhaven Heritage Community Garden. Now over to Heather…
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What do we need to build a Wall of Success? That’s our challenge this week with the clock ticking for The Gathering on Saturday. As we start planning, something intriguing emerges from the stories in front of us.
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Social Bite is a “Social Business”, meaning that no matter how big it grows, no individual will ever get rich from the business. Josh Littlejohn
Josh Littlejohn of the social business Social Bite is pretty busy these days. So we are really delighted he is finding time to give the keynote speech at The Gathering on Saturday 3 December.
Continue reading “Sharing secrets of success with Josh Littlejohn”
What to cook for the Being Human Festival event? Treading softly through food taboos, World Kitchen in Leith has drawn up a tempting menu with dishes sending aromas sizzling through cyberspace in a rapid exchange of emails between the cooks. Continue reading “Taboos, temptations – and a little Eve’s pudding”
How does converting from one religious faith to another (or none) change family relationships? What happens to individual sense of identity and belonging? And how does that affect simple choices in everyday life? Continue reading “Faith and food taboos: what can we cook?”
What does success look like? How does it feel and taste? Who makes it happen? How long does it last? Maybe you have some or all of the answers. If so we’d love you to come and share the secrets of success at The Gathering. Continue reading “Share your secrets of success at The Gathering”
Could community co-ops help to solve local housing and childcare shortages? These were two of the most radical proposals to emerge from a Community Manifesto meeting for Edinburgh Northern and Leith. Other priorities included zero waste strategies for the local economy, an empty space audit and devolving more resources to community level. Continue reading “Five priorities for community action”
Let’s explain the heading to this blog post. It signals an interesting research project by a post-graduate student who also happens to be a grandparent. Carolyn Hutchison is looking for grandparents actively involved in caring for their grandchildren so we are publishing her open letter inviting you to take part in what sounds like a fascinating study. Continue reading “In search of grandparents who care”