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The Gneiss We Want To See

We cannot go on as we are

Our society, our communities, our services, and our institutions are just not working well enough for everyone in this country. But if we change the way we work, we can build a diverse and inclusive society where everyone can enjoy a good life.  

We know from the profound experience of people across our network that things could be different and, together, we have distilled these principles for what needs to change and a model for how to get there.


Our primary role is to create solutions within the built environment that bridge the opportunity gap for women and ethnic minorities groups.


Gneiss's objective is to create a supportive culture through our core principles, each is important, but they’re best applied together to bring about a fairer and more inclusive society. It also allows taking advantage of shared experience and common aspirations.

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Putting Relationship First:

As a society and in our services and organisations, because people cannot thrive without good relationships.

Sharing And Building Power:

Because power is held in too few hands, and we all have more power than we think to change things for the better.


Joining Force:

Because most problems are too complex to solve alone.

Listening To Each Other:

Particularly those least heard because that is the only way to find out what's not working and discover what will.


Any of these can be the starting point, but doing them together will make each more effective. This is a journey of discovery without pre-determined outcomes: we travel with others hopefully, trusting others to help us achieve a better result.


Would you like to help build the Gneiss Movement?

We're continuing to explore how to do these things well, as well as investigating new ideas.

If you'd like to find out more or join us, please click.

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