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Mandip Singh Seehra, photographer, participant and supporter of Grapevine

Esther Foreman

“The movement we’ve seen in Coventry is revolutionising public health. We can’t wait to see what Grapevine do next.”

Esther Foreman, CEO, The Social Change Agency

Matt McStravick

“In the years to come, the skill of supporting diverse people to forge deep relationships is going to be vital. Grapevine wrote the book on this.”

Matthew McStravick, Creative Director, Deepr Design
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My Life, My Rights, My Health, My Choice campaign goes live!

People with learning disabilities are dying young from preventable and treatable medical conditions at a far higher rate than the general population, NHS England statistics reveal*. ‘Far higher than’ equates to a woman with a learning disability losing her life 27 years sooner on average than a woman without a learning disability. For men, their […]

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Invitation to October’s Collaboration Station

Collaboration Station is Coventry’s open ideas night. Each month Coventry locals come together to collaborate and develop ideas into community-led action against isolation. People powered social action sparked by Grapevine’s Connecting for Good Cov. Join the movement. Each month we welcome breakout rooms around various ideas and social actions. Confirmed so far for October are: […]

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Rethink, rebuild: Seizing this system-shifting moment

Grapevine CEO Clare Wightman hosts a breakout session on systems thinking at today’s NPC Ignites conference. Alongside co-hosts Seth Reynolds from NPC and Diane Smith (Head of Programme, Fulfilling Lives in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham), she will discuss why the systemic change brought to a head by the Coronavirus pandemic demands a systemic response from […]

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Our birthday’s a bit different this year…

“We need each other and our communities more than we ever have.” Who would have imagined the power of these words when they were spoken at our 25th anniversary event last October? Our ‘Roots to Wings’ event at Coventry University saw community, colleagues, supporters, funders, beneficiaries and friends of Grapevine come together to mark a […]

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