The trampoline effect

by Gord Tulloch & Sarah Schulman | Business & Investing | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by Blue_Fairy of Montréal, Québec Canada on 11/27/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by Blue_Fairy from Montréal, Québec Canada on Monday, November 27, 2023
“Needy,” “high-risk,” “vulnerable,” “slow.” When the words people use to describe themselves are the same as the labels in their case files, what does that say about how our social welfare systems shape the identity and possibilities of those who use them?

In 2014, three disability organizations asked an international team of designers and social scientists to help them understand and address lived experiences of social isolation. The team moved into a social housing complex in the “loneliest city” in Canada, Vancouver, in order to get to know their neighbours with and without disabilities. The project resulted in a five-year journey of partnership and team building, co-design and prototyping, failure and learning.

The social sector is stuck. Seventy years since the rollout of the modern welfare state, Canada is left with a cracked and overburdened old-world system that struggles to provide basic care. Human needs for connection, belonging, purpose and agency are largely forgotten, or actively thwarted, which prevents people from living towards their potential.

Whether it is in the disability sector, or in mental health and addictions, homelessness, immigration and refugee services, youth at risk, etc., the patterns are the cultures of compliance; rigidity and inflexibility; deeply embedded assumptions, rhetoric and ideology; the constant recycling of similar solutions; counting up the things that don’t really matter; hoarding power and control.

But how do you change it? How do you reshape a giant ecosystem with engrained approaches, habitual reactions and vested interests?

Instead of going big, Tulloch and Schulman suggest going small. They articulate a series of twelve strategies, or “stretches,” that will enable organizations to reach in new directions. Things like attending to beauty, purpose, and identity, and designing roles that activate community capacity and bridge people to it. The aggregate of those efforts across time and contexts, they argue, can lead to a gradual repurposing of the social safety net.

This book is for anyone who plays a role in the social service system ecosystem, whether you are a frontline worker, manager or leader; researcher or policymaker; part of a vocational training or social worker program; a government funder, community foundation or philanthropist; or a professional association. It’s also for social innovators and intrapreneurs trying to bring change to communities and organizations. Lastly, it’s for social scientists and designers who are curious to see applications of their methods to the redesign of the welfare state.

Journal Entry 2 by Blue_Fairy at Montréal, Québec Canada on Monday, November 27, 2023
I found it in the little free library on Clifton Street in NDG. Soon to be released in Lachine.

Journal Entry 3 by Blue_Fairy at Boîte à livres - 810 49e avenue (Lachine) in Montréal, Québec Canada on Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Released 2 mos ago (11/29/2023 UTC) at Boîte à livres - 810 49e avenue (Lachine) in Montréal, Québec Canada



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