Coronavirus support

At Real Ideas, we’re in the business of solving problems and creating opportunities; now more than ever as we all navigate these uncertain and unprecedented times, sharing our work with anyone who needs it feels important.

Because of this, we’re delighted to be able to offer online support, for both businesses and families, FOR FREE, to help you through this difficult time.

From booking in one-to-one sessions with one of our expert team, to online webinars and training to support your business, and some fun things to keep the kids busy while you work, we’re here to help

Latest news

For all the latest news and developments from us, such as new support available, check back here. Alternatively, why not become a free member

Online events

We’ll be holding regular online events and webinars so that together, we can figure out the way forward. Join as a free member to get upcoming event listings direct to your inbox. Already a member? Click on the events below to find out more and sign up.

‘Phew! That kept them occupied for ages.’

Things that have engaged children in independent activity.

Following on from last week’s ‘Help! I need to home-work’ – ways to engage children in independent activity, this week is all about sharing. The Real Ideas team will offer more ideas to keep engaging children in purposeful and creative activity at home so parents can work. We’ll also be encouraging participants to share ideas too so, if you have a great idea that worked for you, bring it along!

People, Teams and organisational culture

On Wednesday 1st April 2020 we’re continuing our online events programme with a conversation with Matt Little, Head of Impact and Research, Steve Clark, Head of Resourcing and Jenny Bishop, Head of Marketing and Communications at Real Ideas.

This session will focus on people, teams and organisational culture. The last couple of weeks have presented us all with unprecedented challenges. We are a diverse organisation, with lots of people doing different types of roles and spread out across a large area. We will share what we have learnt so far and the tools, approaches and resources that we have found most useful.

Previous online events

Missed a webinar? Don’t worry, you can watch the recordings on our webinar channels! Select a channel below to browse our recorded webinars.

Connect with our team

Need to talk? Our team is offering free 1 to 1 sessions via voice or video to offer the help and support you need whilst also following Government guidelines. Book a chat with one of our team and let’s talk about what we can do to support you.

Lindsey Hall

Chief Executive

Gary Futcher

Programme Lead

Jenny Bishop

Head of marketing

Portrait of Ed Whitelaw

Ed Whitelaw

Head of Enterprise and Regeneration

Jonathan Clitheroe

Head of Challenge Based Learning

Matt little

Head of Impact and Research

Steve Clarke

Head of Resourcing

Portrait of Tom Buck

Tom Butt

Programme Coordinator

Andy Stuart


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