Competing with Loneliness

Most of this week and much of this year I’ve been working with a bus company. No ordinary bus company, though. Rather one that can state confidently and clearly that “We are the world’s leading transport social enterprise.” More importantly, they say this: “Outside of our explicitly commercial contracts, our competitors are not other bus companies. Our […]

On the road to Emmaus

I’ve visited Emmaus in Leeds twice now and find their approach to ending homelessness unusual but inspirational. So I thought you might appreciate a look around at what they do. “At Emmaus we’re working together to end homelessness. We know that overcoming homelessness often means more than a roof over your head. That’s why Emmaus […]

Real Junk Food in Leeds

‘In this country we throw away something like 35% of our food, most of this throwing away being done by the big supermarkets and that’s just wrong.’ I’ve been talking with the Real Junk Food Project. In fact a whole group of us have been talking with them and getting a direct experience of what they’re […]

Hard work and miracles: The Severn Project

If society as we know it ever starts to break down, and some would say it already has, then the work of urban farms like the Severn Project and inventive humans like Steve Glover will become even more essential to our wellbeing and survival than they already are. This week in Bristol I was privileged […]