We would like to thank and acknowledge the many individuals, groups and organisations whose work and ideas have inspired and shaped our work. For example:
- Our peer support and cooperative practices have drawn heavily from the deep thinking and radical practice of Intentional Peer Support.
- Facilitators at Seeds for Change and Navigate initially trained us in consensus decision-making and other cooperative processes and have supported us throughout.
- The radical ‘family learning’ model developed by the founders at Learning Unlimited was a huge inspiration and influence on how we developed our training.
- The pioneering work of homelessness organisation Groundswell has inspired us since the beginning, in particular we used their Citizen’s Jury model in our participatory research.
- We continue to be inspired and learn from the radical collective model of confronting housing issues developed by Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth.
And here are some of the things which have been written about us!
- Skills Network members discuss horizontalism and ‘beloved communities’ in an interview for Organization Unbound.
- We are highlighted as an example of how charities can imagine and enact radical alternatives to austerity in a New Economics Foundation report
- New Economics Foundation also profiled us as a case study of good practice in cooperative working and co-production!
- Our research model was chosen as one of three examples of good practice in participatory research by the Institute of Education at University College London – here’s the presentation from the conference about it
- Our learning tools have been featured in the Brixton Blog!
- Our solidarity-building work has been documented in the Activist Archive of the Terra Justa