In a political climate where young and old often cross swords, building relationships has never been more important. Our wellbeing and sense of human connection is at stake.
Sam Boyd, Switchback
As a society, we network and transact more than ever but meaningful connection has been increasingly designed out of the services we use and the places where we live and work. Now imagine a place that is designed around strong and meaningful relationships. How would it be different?
Relationships are very simple. They are a contact sport – you show up and are showed up for. You drop in and check up. You chase up. You are counted and in return you count.
Iona Lawrence, Co-founder of the Jo Cox Foundation
Growing evidence shows that when relationships are valued, people are happier and healthier, and businesses and services are more effective and efficient. The Relationships Project’s mission is to make it easier for every organisation, service or place to put relationships at the heart of what they do.
The Relationships Project is working on…
1. Understanding the why
Building a shared body of research and evidence to understand the need for and value of relationship-centred practice.
2. Developing the how
Helping more people and places focus on relationships, by developing a range of evidence-based, actionable resources.
March 13, 2020
A report from the Relationships Project unearths learning for cities the world over.
October 9, 2018
How relationships change the world and where to go with what we know. Film of lecture by David Robinson