Keynote address at Croydon Family Power event

26 March 2015 – Croydon Family Power event: speaker and guest.

Families are an integral part of every neighbourhood; in much the same way a neighbourhood of dense connections is essential in supporting family life.

Many families have become isolated and disconnected from their extended families and the communities that surround them. Added to this, some families have come to be defined, and in turn to define themselves, as troubled, problematic and inadequate.

Croydon Family Power (CFP) has worked to bridge the gap between families -who are finding life tricky- and their wider communities. CFP have also managed to disrupt the narrative that defines families as problematic, by shifting the focus away from who’s ‘wrong’ with families, to what’s ‘strong’ within and around families and how those strengths can get connected into creative action that builds power.

Nurture Development Managing Director, Cormac Russell, was honoured to keynote at the celebratory event and to play the role of cheerleader for all the families involved.

Paul Macey and Jennine Bailey, Nurture Development Associates, also attended the celebration and shared their experience.

Jennine Bailey, Nurture Development Associate.

Cormac Russell, Nurture Development Managing Director.

Paul Macey, Nurture Development Associate.

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