Most nations are no closer to solving involuntary homelessness than they were in the 60’s. A connected community solves homelessness on its own, and so a few years back i decided to apply the Focallocal model and see whether we could bring people together to tackle the issue ourselves.
The new website and app are designed to put you, our members, at the centre of our action and decision making. We need strong and clear foundations to keep focused on the original mission and vision to create a friendlier, safer and happier world.. I hope these are good enough, i’d love your feedback x
Mission: Write to your positive friends and invite them to join us for our next International Public Happiness Activity. Our record is 16 towns, villages and cities in 2016. With your help we can beat it this year!
In February we received an email from WhatsappTV asking if we could host an Eye Contact Gathering for them to film and air on Sky One. As a great opportunity to introduce the idea to more people around the world i naturally agreed. Watch it here!
We’ll be sticking with the term ‘Public Happiness’ as it’s a far more accurate description of the goals that drive our community forwards in our mission to build a happier, more connected, and safer world. I’m glad that you’re with us and reading this!
Join me outside the houses of Parliament for a 36 hour group hug to remind politicians as they break for Xmas and their warm homes, that it is an absolute failure of duty that they are taking a break while the record numbers of people sleeping cold on the streets has more than doubled, and they haven’t responded to this national emergency since it began 8 years ago!
I’ve got a challenge for you. Go onto Google search and type in ‘ugly smile’, then click on images
I saw a post on social media making fun of a woman for having an ‘ugly smile’, to me that person looked extremely cute, and i became curious to see if i could find one
Discard any forced smiles for the camera and try to find an ‘ugly smile’. I simply can’t! Here’s the 1st few that came up to give you an idea:
If you agree with me, what lesson can we take from this? #1 happiness is beautiful.
Action Request: as many of you know Passing Clouds was a community and music venue, and is one of the tidal wave of music venues being lost to property developers in London. Give a minute to support them by leaving a comment against the developers planning permission
The Worlds Biggest Eye Contact Gathering 2017: London. When you look into someones eyes, their skin colour, race, gender, age, and all other identifying labels become secondary to realisation that you are both human, going through the same beautiful, confusing and scary journey of life
Last year 6,000 Londoners signed up and joined 170 cities around the World in reminding humanity that underneath the skin we are all the same and inviting passersby to reconnect humanity with us through the power of eye contact. 2017 is coming up fast
Nearly 2 years ago i posted on Reddit with an idea to help support the massive number of people sleeping on the streets in the UK. I received a hugely positive response to my post – so i took that and have been building a map to help them ever since. I quickly realised that this could help people all around the world the map is now a global map
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!
Simon Kuznets, who in 1937 created the GDP + GNP metric stated “the welfare of a nation can scarcely be inferred from a measurement of national income as defined by the GDP”. He never intended a limited single industry metric to be used by nations how it is today