Welcome to the online space for RSA Fellows in the East of England Region.You can meet other Fellows, post discussions on our forum, find out about local events and read the latest blogs.The East of England region covers Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Thurrock and Peterborough.Feel free to get involved - if you have any questions, ask Alice Dyke Fellowship Programme Manager for the area. Events …See More
"Well I'd say it's not as clear cut as Adrian suggests. Just suppose you had an employee with a disabled child; you'd probably allow them time of work to volunteer with a disability charity about which they felt stong affinity. This…"
"I was trained as a "barefoot manager" and that is one reason why I love your title Barefoot Business Academy. Have seen your site. Perhaps you could correct the link here on this post so that it works by clicking on it. Will watch your…"
"great to see the model for this programme 'fleshed out' through this site after being 'teased' with it over the last few months;
however there are 2 things that strike me which, if I were a potential 'sign up',…"
Social Enterprise East of England will, with a little encouragement, give grants to qualifying social enterprises wanting to go through this programme. I developed it with social entrepreneurship in mind, but mostly because I know people want to take control of their lives and doing so, usually unlocks a driving social purpose. A fellow FRSA has suggested I seek feedback from this forum - I think he thought it might also generate some enquiries (!!) but I'm builfing the first two groups nicely…See More
Carers in Society is an RSA project that is designed to support involuntary, unremunerated carers. It does this by raising awareness of the diversity of these carers and their needs and campaign for change on their behalf.See More
"I think the driver is default human behaviour - true social enterprise operates in a way that 'feels' right - I'm becoming interested in the anthropological dimension - in other words, social entrepreneurship as a way of reverting to…"
"Well Adrian, it's flattering to be asked and no one will think ill of you if you become a member. I would not though, as I have a policy of not joining anything with political or overtly religious links."
"Adrian's example of McDonalds performing better than many social enterprises in terms of making positive change is surely more about leading than shaming. My view has always been that what you do matters more than what you are and that's…"
The Social Entrepreneurs Network is a network for all those interested in social entrepreneurship and social enterprise. The aim is to solve some of the practical challenges faced by social entrepreneurs.See More
Influential author and speaker Dr Brené Brown tackles the myth that vulnerability is a weakness. Instead, she argues, it is the clearest path to courage and meaningful connection, and has the power to transform the way we engage and educate.
The NHS turns 65 this year at a time of significant change and unprecedented financial challenge. A panel of influential thinkers from the health sector and beyond debate whether it is time for the NHS to be retired off or whether there is scope for reinvention.