Innovation hub: how to help good ideas spread faster

This winter we are piloting an Innovation Hub to work alongside the Winter Night Shelter Network. The Innovation Hub has the following objectives:

  • To uncover the innovation that exists within the Winter Night Shelter Network, and connect projects to ideas and to each other.
  • To promote the content of the Hub, including the flagship project – Pods.
  • To showcase innovation in the Winter Night Shelter Network to the wider sector, local and central government.

Am I innovative?

We believe that innovation is an intrinsic and unavoidable part of any front line service – night shelters simply cannot do what they do without adapting, testing new ideas or collaborating with others.

Part of this means breaking down the perception of what is consider ‘innovation’ or ‘innovative’ – we believe that innovation does not need to be a ‘new idea that’s never been done before’ in fact, we aren’t sure many of those exist – innovation to us is a mindset, a continuous process and better when it’s shared. It includes the failures as equally as it includes the successes.

Our aim is to understand and share the innovations that exist in the Winter Night Shelter Network, and for this to show the complete picture, we need everyone’s input.

How you can get involved

Join the Winter Night Shelter Network mailing list here – it will keep you up to date with the work of the Innovation Hub.

Get Featured – we are building a portfolio from the work of the Winter Night Shelter Network. If you think people should know more about what you do, and that your great work should be celebrated (it should be) then get in touch.

Complete our survey or just get in touch – we want to hear from you about what you are doing in your project or area. Nothing is too big, too small or out of scope – you can get in touch by emailing Hadrian h.holloway@housingjustice.org.uk directly.

Innovation hub: how to help good ideas spread faster
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