“We need a bolder charity sector which claims the right to have an opinion”
The asset-based approach – or what Colin Falconer at the Foyer Federation calls “advantaged thinking” in contrast to the language of disadvantage – feels to me like sunlight and fresh air breaking into a dark dank cellar. It has the potential to transform the relationship that professionals and volunteers have with their clients, who can turn from a beneficiary into an agent: a piece of narrative re-scripting that, the desistence gurus say, is crucial to the decision to stop negative behaviour and make a new start.
Great to see the idea is gaining traction – here’s to more Advantaged Thinking!
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