Entries by juliaunwin

the 5 Ss in Governance

The five Ss in governance My interest in governance is as a governor, advisor, author, consultant and chair – and then as a CEO. And my interest also lies in the charity sector, because I think that is where the challenge of governance is most demanding, and the rewards are greatest. But at a time […]

some thoughts on all our childhoods

We’ve all got good at talking about adverse childhood experience and trauma. So good that we can name them, count them, measure their impact and they even have a handy acronym. We talk about the number of ACEs someone has with fluency and zeal. In lots of conversations recently I’ve found myself reflecting on the […]

Why we overlook and ignore our shared need for care

Under-reported: The issue that terrifies politicians and affects every household – social care This blog was first published on Unherd.Com as part of their series on the issues that are overlooked and ignored as the political machine is preoccupied with Brexit. I can think of no issue that affects every household in the country and […]

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Could the algorithm kill our capacity for kindness?

We all want services to be kind. Nobody seriously disputes it. All social change starts with the  very personal relationship between two people, and yet, as I’ve commented before, we struggle to be kind, citing professional codes, financial challenges and regulatory restrictions to explain our rather cool, and sometimes frankly impersonal,  approach to the decisions that […]

Civil Society Shaping the Future

I was delighted to launch the Inquiry into the future of civil society at the NCVO Conference, and both invigorated and reassured by the response received from the voluntary sector in the room and on social media. There does seem to be a real appetite for a good look at how we are going to adapt […]

How much insecurity can we stand?

We live in precarious times. Every conversation I have been part of this week seems to have been about insecurity, and uncertainty in the UK. People are facing the most extraordinary insecurity in their daily lives. We have  a labour market which – at every level – offers uncertainty and the prospect of rapid change, […]