We are currently looking to develop a new element of our work to tackle inequality - using an academic model of Justice as Action which unites thinking and doing, and which equally unites front-line practice (writing grant applications for families; engaging with inequality; developing projects; talking and re-actively listening to individuals and families experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage) with social and political theory.
A key element of this is to incubate new ideas and projects which tackle inequality, and which link to two key parts of that - firstly, raising funds for services and resources and, secondly, direct service delivery. We do not believe that inequality can be effectively tackled without both of these elements.
The Incubating Equality model has a number of further elements which we will try to describe briefly here:
1) Re-active listening.