Getting involved with the project
- Join the conversation online Connect with people and learn about the project online. We use a platform called Groups.io which provides a safe online place where people can connect, share their thoughts, network and help new collaborative ideas and actions emerge. You can find the link here: https://bipnetwork.groups.io/g/main
- Once you have orientated yourself by skimming through some of the posts that might interest you, introduce yourself on groups.io and let us know what your interests are, or just lurk quietly - the choice is yours..
- If you feel like you are being drawn in, join the Core Team subgroup: https://bipnetwork.groups.io/g/CoreTeam. Here you will see our unfolding thinking as it happens, thoughts, plans, sense checking, wonderings about duplication, about uncertainty and emerging processes - one small step at a time.
- The Core Team also has a regular schedule of meetings (see [[Meeting Flow & Cycles]]) Including: a weekly huddle, a monthly operational and feedback loop and a quarterly sprint review. The group is open for anyone to join and anyone on the core group can be contacted.
- Get involved with Community Research The project uses community research and trains people to become community researchers. Community Researchers have conversations with people in Plymouth about their experience of belonging, community and social connection. Conversations are recorded, analysed in working groups pulled openly from our membership of vcse, statutory, health sectors AND the voices of people who have been part of the community conversation help to find fragments of lived experience that link to specific factors of social isolation. Join the https://bipnetwork.groups.io/g/CommunityResearchers to register interest.
- Explore the potential for collaborative projects and themed work. Belong in Plymouth helps people meet others from different sectors, organisations and communities and develop a different quality of relationship and connection. Out of those connections come ideas for working together in small but meaningful safe-to-fail ways that generate learning and stronger relationships between communities, VCSE organisations and the statutory sector.