Neil Thompson’s Lessons for Living – Think global, act local

On the one hand, it is very easy to get bogged down in details and lose sight of the bigger picture – to not see the wood for the trees. On the other hand, though, it’s also very easy to have an understanding of the bigger picture and struggle to put that understanding into practice in concrete practical ways – it can be difficult to translate that big picture into smaller, manageable steps …

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Tips on relieving workplace stress

Anyone who works in the care sector knows how serious their job can be and often times the idea of fun just doesn’t come into it. However, here Simon North suggests some small changes you can make which will improve your workplace environment, relationships and ultimately your ability to cope with the stresses of the job …

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Did BBC3’s disability season hit the mark?

If you caught even part of BBC Three’s Defying the Label season – the channel’s biggest ever season of disability related programming – it was easy to sense the relish of the commissioning editors. Over the past month, there have been 15 specialist documentaries, current affairs features, a factual drama and a comedy panel game show that covered topics ranging from sex and relationships to hate crime. At times, it was as if BBC Three felt they were single-handedly filling ...

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Seth Godin’s blog: Glow in the dark

Some people are able to reflect the light that lands on them, to take directions or assets or energy and focus it where it needs to be focused. This is a really valuable skill.

Even more valuable, though, is the person who glows in the dark. Not reflecting energy, but creating it. Not redirecting urgencies but generating them. The glow in the dark colleague is able to restart momentum, even when everyone else is ready to give up …

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Working towards a world without slavery

At Unseen we are working towards a world without slavery.

It’s a big aim and a big task, but we believe we can do it. By concentrating our efforts on three main areas – supporting, equipping and influencing – we can start to tackle the issue in a way that really works.

Our specialist care is the first step in the fight against slavery. Through supporting survivors, our provision gives them a safe place to recover from trauma and rebuild their lives.

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