Emma Barrett presented the Social Innovation Lab for Kent at the WDF.

Emma has been coordinating the diverse work programme at SILK since 2010 and has been part of the founding team since 2007.

SILK was set up with 2 ambitions. First to provide a creative environment for a wide range of people to work together on some of the toughest challenges the county faces. And second, by drawing on best practice from business, design, community development and social sciences, as well as experiences from residents in Kent, SILK set out to establish a way of working that places citizens at the very heart of transformation.

SILK sits within Kent County Council, but the SILK Methodology takes a whole systems approach working across all sectors and all disciplines. Emma’s passion for human rights and genuine participation has ensured SILK’s work continues to stay grounded in its original purpose, starting with people.

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