Here is an outline of the Talent Development Programme Framework I have developed for clients of local community facing organisations, non-Profits, local authorities, housing organisations seeking to deliver social impact programmes that can be adapted to any situation https://youtu.be/wZovmaQylPk

Why do Smaller Landlords Matter to Local Communities? Representing Imani Housing Cooperative Ltd as Chair, a small registered social landlord for over 30 years based in Wandsworth, London, I was invited to the Housing Plus Academy think tank event in partnership with Trafford Hall (National Community Resource Centre, Chester), and London School of Economics which I saw as an interesting proposition.  At this participation event, the business model of smaller housing associations and its relationship to…

Dated video with Khalid explaining the trend in Digital for Business. Quote research in Forbes magazine, how most companies have not seen digital as central to their business model, so as such place themselves at high risk when considering what is taking place in the market place. https://youtu.be/367J-Hm1NG8

Some History Behind The Race and Immigration Construct What follows is a very short synopsis of in which I have referenced John Solomos’s, Black Youth, Racism and the State  – The Politics of Ideology and Policy. Race, Immigration and Housing – The Changing Policy Narrative after Windrush Race has always been a contentious issue for the UK to reconcile. When you delve into the academic research, much can be found to extrapolate a narrative that…

Reflections on 30+ yrs of BME Social Housing The BME Housing Sector started out as a campaigning movement of community leaders seeking to address the abject poverty and social exclusion suffered by the people they represented. It’s a story of how a collective conscience, sought to organise and transition groups of people from BME backgrounds into civic service to build the foundations of organisations that are still flourishing today. Against all the odds these groups…

The irony of the Windrush saga, the momentum of the press and publicity that has unfolded over the last few weeks,  can only be said to be part of God’s plan, that is if you are a believer. Here we are in the year of 70th anniversary of HMT Windrush reaching the shores of the UK in 1948, with the first cohort of economic migrants from Jamaica; a celebration that may have only reached those…

On a recent visit to Jamaica, I made effort to record some of Trelawny, rural Jamaica, where my family comes from. A interview with Hugh. M Dixon a local historian, gave an alternative insight to Jamaica’s history focusing on the ecology of the landscape, which unfolded into a comprehensive contextual narrative of early Jamaican History, Escape and Resistance of the Maroons, Roots of the early Jamaican economy, Spanish and English Wars, Caribbean migration, Atlantic Slave…

The tributes for Cyrille Regis, ex-England International footballer who died aged 59 on the morning of Monday 15th January 2018 show the greatness of the man. A torch bearer in dark times. The most handsome, and coolest of personalities, has been lauded by all as a true gentleman; a black man who showed the strength, skill and subtlety on a football pitch, when blacks were excluded from the game by racial abuse and bias in…

Watching celebrity mastermind this weekend John Pienaar, Deputy Political Editor for the BBC, who prior to questions on his general knowledge round, said “having covered politics (as a journalist) for 35 years, 2 or 3 years ago you’d thought you’d seen everything….” Now he’s seen things he’s never seen almost every week. Asked to elaborate more by John Humphrey’s, the successor to the unforgettable Magnus Magnusson, host of Mastermind, BBC’s long running brainiac show, Pienaar…