This week I attended the first two of six days of a personal development programme run jointly between NHS England and People Hub after I was successful in my application to take part in the Peer Leadership Academy. The Derbyshire PHB Network leader Tina Brown was kind enough to forward me the applicant’s information which […]

Personal Health Budget – update

A few interesting propositions have come about as a result of my application for a Personal Health Budget (PHB). The first was participating in the Derbyshire PHB Peer Network. Off the back of this I applied for the NHS National PHB Leadership Academy. I was supposed to go for an interview this week as the […]

Derby Museum Volunteering, October 2016

So October  has been a pretty busy month. Mylo has started school and has settled into his first half term. It’s given me a chance to take stock and re-involve myself in a number of projects at Derby Museums and further afield as well as picking up Lunar21 once more. Firstly, I have been developing […]

IDEO: Design Kit: Human Centred Design Course

I finally got round to finishing the Human Centred Design course run by IDEO.org through the Novoed platform. Despite a few teething problems in the delivery of the course the content was excellent and a really great introduction into HCD and the work of IDEO generally. The basis of the experience was not sitting learning […]

National Brewery Centre – 15th February 2016.

So one of the challenges I set myself was to visit as many curated heritage, arts or culture experiences as possible to develop my professional response to these and gain access to a wide range of experiences – within and without areas that I find of personal interest. We used to live in Burton and […]

Binding with Jane Bevan

Today I sat and worked in the Inspired by Nature gallery with artist jane Bevan whilst she started creating her commission for the space. The conversation was exciting and creative. I revisited some of the ideas that I began to develop during my Foundation Course and  and applied them to the materials that Jane had […]