Good Help Lab


location gather, 65 High St, Dudley, DY1 1PY | 5 PM-7 PM Tuesday 06 February 2018 (BST)

How purpose and confidence transform lives

Good Help is the outcome of research carried out in 2017 exploring the potential for services to be redesigned to give people more control of their lives. On Tuesday 6 February national innovation foundation Nesta and social impact lab OSCA are bringing together practitioners, policy makers, thinkers and funders in London for the launch of the Good Help report.

On the same evening, a unique satellite event in Dudley will bring together curious minds to experiment with tools to bring Good Help to life for practitioners working in and around services and social programmes. Keynote speakers at the event in London will be livestreamed during the Lab session.

Good Help argues that if we want to tackle the crises we face today on issues such as obesity, mental health and in-work poverty, services must help people develop their own sense of purpose and become cultivators of confidence to act. We often see a paradox that many services and social programmes that intend to help people fail to work with people’s own sense of purpose and actually erode confidence rather than build it.

4.30pm Arrivals (preview copies of Good Help available) | 5.00pm Welcome and introductions | 5.10pm Inspiring examples of Good Help | 5.30pm Exploring characteristics of Good Help | 6.00pm Livestream of Good Help keynote talks at launch in London | 6.30pm Reflections and feedback | 7.00pm Close

This Good Help Lab session is free to take part in. All welcome. Delicious hot and cold drinks are available to buy in gather coffee shop

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