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Dreaming big about community leadership and community centres of the future

A new blog from our deputy CEO Mel Smith. Mel joined the first panel of March’s Restitch 2024, the social fabric summit, to share how we know social infrastructure matters and how we might build the growth of local people’s power and agency “into the walls” of reimagined community centres of the future. Mel’s blog […]

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“Our reasonable adjustments framework has been endorsed and I’m delighted!”

It’s Neurodiversity Celebration Week! A worldwide initiative aiming to celebrate different minds and challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about being neurodivergent. Many of the people we work alongside at Grapevine, including some of our team, are neurodiverse. We help them embrace their power and agency to make change. But we want to get at the root […]

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Co-creating places where we all feel we belong

Last week (7-8 March) Grapevine attended the national social fabric summit ‘Restitch’ hosted this year in our home city of Coventry. Our CEO Clare Wightman offers her reflections on this opportunity to share what we know works on a national platform. “It was a fitting setting for Restitch 2024 at St Mary’s Guildhall, Coventry’s historical […]

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