"What communities build for themselves they won't destroy" - enjoy an evening of lateral thinking about health and social problems
Venue: King's College, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Stamford St, London SE1 8WA
Date: 6th November 2014
Time: Doors 6.30pm; lecture 7 to 8.30pm
Tickets: £12 non-members, £10 College of Medicine members
Cormac Russell believes that many health and social care services are asking the wrong question: what people can’t do, instead of what they can.
In one corner of a Croydon neighbourhood: two increasingly depressed parents, trapped in a small flat with no safe place for their children to play. In another: a lonely widow, seeing little of her grandchildren, not looking after her health, and losing control of her large, rambling garden.
Traditional social and health work would regard these situations as two separate problems. Cormac Russell's Asset Based Community Development approach saw how the two problems together made a solution. Now the rambling garden is an allotment and play area, and all the people involved have seen their health problems alleviated by social reconnection.
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