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Doing social innovation: A guide for practitioners

Print date: December 2014

Author: Julie Simon (nee Caulier-Grice)

Print date: December 2014

Author: Julie Simon (nee Caulier-Grice)

Across Europe, there are numerous social, economic and environmental challenges that traditional approaches used by governments, businesses and civil society have proved incapable of adequately addressing. In fact, social innovations are being developed in towns and villages across Europe – in schools and hospitals, in care homes and prisons, in hubs and youth clubs. It is often those working at the grassroots,… → Read More

projects

Evaluating health support for homeless people

For those experiencing homelessness, poor physical and mental health is a major challenge, and ill health is more prevalent than within the general population. The nature of homelessness means there are significant barriers to accessing health care for those experiencing homelessness.

We are currently working with Groundswell to evaluate…

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Keeping Up and Running: The Case for Investment in Community Sports Hubs

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Print date: March 2015

Authors: Peter Gerry, Rachel Schon, Victoria Boelman

Print date: March 2015

Authors: Peter Gerry, Rachel Schon, Victoria Boelman

The Olympic legacy for popular participation and non-elite sport continues to prove elusive. Major sports such as football are troubled by the contrast between the wealth of their elite and the travails of grassroots organisations. What then are the prospects for socially innovative sports organisations to engage with communities and promote wellbeing? Community sports hubs… → Read More

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Building youth resilience in Newham

Commissioned by Newham Council, and funded by The Big Lottery HeadStart programme, The Young Foundation and creative co-creation agency Latimer are co-designing a campaign with young people in Newham to promote resilience and wellbeing in 10-14 year olds and their parents and carers.

The benefits of enabling young people to…