The case for relational resettlement

The case for relational resettlement

In brief In this blog, Sam Boyd – Head of Policy, Impact and Communications at Switchback – describes the transformational effect of personal relationships on the lives of young offenders, offering them a way to rebuild their lives and their...
Relationship-Centred Public Services

Relationship-Centred Public Services

In brief In this piece for Joining the Dots blog Ray Shostak considers the “enabling conditions” for developing relational practice and suggests a framework for supporting them. Ray Shostak Government advisor Ray has been a teacher, a local authority worker, a...
The gift through the fence

The gift through the fence

In brief In this Joining the Dots contribution, Clare Wightman discusses the importance of relationships in removing stigma and reducing exclusion. Clare Wightman CEO at Grapevine Coventry and Warwickshire Clare is CEO of Grapevine Coventry and...
Practicing Kindness

Practicing Kindness

In brief In this Joining the Dots blog contribution, Ben Thurman reflects on the tensions between kindness and risk, relationships and professionalism, emotions and performance management, and the need to reshape organisational culture to foster a culture of...