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Good intentions being duplicated?

NPC has published a new guide to systems change in charities to de-mystify the process and help practitioners engage with it.  In the charity sector we bump up against ‘systems’ all the time.  Whether it is a persistent re-offender or a young person about to leave care, individual problems are embedded in networks of cause & effect.

Of course the decisions that individuals make – their capabilities, beliefs & attitudes, are of vital importance. But systems shape & constrain people’s choices and create situations they do not have the power to escape.

Researched Links:

Homeless Link:  A shock to the system

‘Housing’ is not just about ‘home ownership’

One never knows if a sudden crisis will impact on you or a family member

Just throwing money at the problem doesn’t work; co-ordinated action is what gets results

How better’ is often the unasked question when ‘tonight’s homeless’ is the immediate problem

Working together to address the problems of homelessness

‘Drowning’ in problems

No education, no chance of a job (2nd item)

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