after 2 years building i’m proud to announce our homelessness resource map is (finally) ready to Alpha launch!!

2 years ago volunteers at Focallocal began building the Brighter Tomorrow Map in response to the many homeless people around the World, and Governments/Charities inability to solve it. I’m proud to announce our homelessness resource map is (finally) ready to Alpha launch. Please tell everyone, and take 5mins adding all the resources you can find to it!

how can we ‘positively’ halt the flood of fake news? new project!

It’s as if most bloggers, media and news sites have reached a point where they’ve realised there really is no down-side in misrepresenting, or simply inventing facts to support their stories. If it agrees with their beliefs most readers will share it anyway, and those who do call it out only increases the attention they get ..and of course in turn their profits…

The Big Street Sleeper Resource Map (Brighter Tomorrow Map)

You’ve seen the astronomical increase in people sleeping on the streets. Its despicable and needs to change. With politicians moving their policies in entirely the opposite direction; despite many studies showing that it costs the state more to deal with the issues caused than it does to support people and help them from falling into that state in the first place.

We need to do something, and so we’re creating a big map for free resources which societies most vulnerable can use find what they need to meet their basic needs, and begin to change their situation.

Focallocal is gathering local people to make where they live Beautiful! #guerillaurbanbeautication

Below are some photo’s of a horribly neglected area in the Maiden Lane estate, in Camden London.The story i heard is that the council disputes who is responsible for the area, and so its been left as a dump for close to 30 years.We’re bringing local people together to take ownership for their community, by creating beautiful gardens and landscape to create a lovely walk to school for all the families and children who regularly use the path, and to make the local area a more pleasant place to live. I’m sure those kids would have a nicer start to the day if their walk to school involved a magical oasis of creativity and nature ..than through this horrible eye-sore.Send us an email if you’d like to know more, join in, or help us contacting local businesses to gather materials, seeds and plants.Beautification begins on the 26th and 27th of September

TAKE A SMILE EVENT at the Immigration Office in Barcelona

Katerina’s idea to try Take a Smile outside the Immigration Office in Barcelona was a spark of genius! Many people came out of that building looking fed up, and we lifted their spirits by inviting them to take a smile. I’m sure there were also many who had recently arrived in the country, and its a lovely thought that we helped shape their first impressions in a positive way

Amazing bargains, from massages to gigs in your living room, painting and climbing weekends + support the Focallocal project!

Our community has come together to show their support the Focallocal project, and their kind and generous offerings have been astonishing and really creative!

This may be the only chance you will EVER have to have a professional band play a gig in your living room! when else will you get yourself a didgeridoo sound wave massage? or grab a professional photo shoot for a fraction of the normal price Or what about a rock climbing weekend in Wales?!? (as i write you could get both for £5!!!)

Kindness Auction, BBQ and Van Painting – and a big thank you!!

Success!! This event was a different than any we’ve run before because i have just left my job counselling troubled youth (the best job i’ve had for ages), bought a big van and begun living in it. I’ve done this because i have to explore whether Focallocal, the project i started can make a difference to the World. Huge thanks to everyone it was a fabulous day!!!