10 episodes

Building Belonging: A new podcast brought to you by Onward and The Cares Family about civic innovators and the stories behind the institutions they’re building to bring us together in an age of disconnection.

Join Alex Smith and Will Tanner for deep conversations with the people who are restitching our social fabric, including Jon Yates, Sophia Parker, Ivo Gormley, Kim Leadbeater MP and more.

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Building Belonging: A new podcast brought to you by Onward and The Cares Family about civic innovators and the stories behind the institutions they’re building to bring us together in an age of disconnection.

Join Alex Smith and Will Tanner for deep conversations with the people who are restitching our social fabric, including Jon Yates, Sophia Parker, Ivo Gormley, Kim Leadbeater MP and more.

    Episode 10: Gemma Mortensen

    Episode 10: Gemma Mortensen

    In this episode of Building Belonging Will and Alex speak to Gemma Mortensen, co-creator of New Constellations about her work bringing people together and building a better, more beautiful future. 

    • 53 min
    Episode 9: Russ Jeffreys

    Episode 9: Russ Jeffreys

    In this episode of Building Belonging Will and Alex speak to Parkrun Chief Executive Russ Jeffreys about its growth, how it fared the pandemic and the power of exercise in building social connections.

    • 50 min
    Episode 8: Ruth Ibegbuna

    Episode 8: Ruth Ibegbuna

    In this episode of Building Belonging Will and Alex speak to Ruth Ibegbuna, founder of the RECLAIM Project, The Roots Programme,  and Rekindle, about empowering working class young people, building social connections and why she thinks we should abolish private schools. 

    • 41 min
    Episode 7: Matt Hyde

    Episode 7: Matt Hyde

    In this episode of Building Belonging Will and Alex speak to Matt Hyde, Chief Executive of The Scouts about the founding of the organisation by Robert Baden-Powell in 1908, why the organisation has stood the test of time and remained relevant, and how to get more young people involved in volunteering. 

    • 46 min
    Episode 6: Sophia Parker

    Episode 6: Sophia Parker

    In this episode of Building Belonging Will and Alex speak to Sophia Parker, founder of Little Village, a charity providing young families with clothes, toys and a supportive community.

     

    Little Village is based in London with hubs in Camden, Wandsworth, Southwark, Brent and Hounslow. Since it launched in 2016, it has supported over 17,000 children across London and is now headed by Sophie Livingstone.

    • 45 min
    Episode 5: Emmanuel Akpan-Inwang

    Episode 5: Emmanuel Akpan-Inwang

    In this episode of Building Belonging Alex Smith and Will Tanner speak with Emmanuel Akpan-Inwang, Director of Lighthouse - a charity that transforms the lives of children in care - about where his inspiration for the charity came from, its scalability and children's policy. 

    • 43 min

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