A recipe for Social Care Curry Club
Over 150 people in 4 countries (quantities can be increased)
Vegetarians, not-vegetarians, people working in social care, people not working in social care with an interest in social care.
- A splash of an Assistant Director from Dudley Council with a good idea
- A healthy dollop of a social media savvy, unstoppable woman
- A large glob of online connections with an interest in social care, and curry
- Boundaryless opportunities to co-create
- A handful good indian restaurants
- A pinch of a Minister of State (optional)
You will also need the following free stuff
- 1 blog site
- 1 twitter account
- 1 Eventbrite site
This began as a recipe for a handful of outings of people interested in social care, and curry. It turned in to a recipe for connecting over 150 people across 4 countries (including Canada). You can turn any recipe for something small and simple in to something much bigger by simply lengthening the preparation time and making it easy for people to co-create it with you.
- Take the Assistant Director‘s good idea, and add it to the social media savvy, unstoppable woman. Saute until the twitter account and first post on the free blog site are done.
- Ask people following on twitter and the blog what day suits them best and let things bubble up on the Eventbrite site to determine how many people you’ll need to book in to the
test kitchenchosen restaurant on a suitable date.
- Gently mix people on the evening, enjoy curry and have good conversation about social care type things. Grate over some tweets, photos and a blog. (If you’re a fan of baking with booze, you can add a pint or two in a pub afterwards.)
- Swirl in opportunities for people to become local hosts, add suggestions about locations across the country (England), season with a social care curry in Scotland and one in Wales.
- Warm(ly respond) to any interest from politicians, such as the Minister of State for Care and Support.
- Keep everything sizzling using social media.
- Taste the mix on 5 September, and quarterly thereafter.
N.B. You know how Canadians (and Americans) call courgettes, zucchini? Well they don’t use the term ‘social care’, so they have adapted this recipe to ‘Connecting over Curry’.
Just a few weeks.
Dependent on restaurant, and enthusiasm for an after dinner visit to a pub. [Warning: when testing this recipe I was out until 1am!]
Don’t miss out!
Photo: Matt Bowsher, Assistant Director, Dudley MBC.
Photo credit: George Julian
This post was inspired by a Social Care Curry Club tweet (below) from George Julian