Community-led innovation has experienced significant growth and support in the past few years. Social Innovation Community (SIC) reflects this in its community-led innovation network – a group of people across Europe dedicated to developing and disseminating community-led innovation tools, methods and ideas.
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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957
Our CEO, Helen Goulden, looks at how it is vital to turn back the tide on how we view towns, with a particular focus on Corby, now dubbed the “UK’s greatest town”, despite its many challenges.
…and use your ideas to make your community a better place. We want to put young people at the heart of solutions. This is why we’re running a new free programme called Amplify Youth. Join in!
SIC has launched a consultation survey. Have your say about the biggest barriers for Europe’s social innovation community and contribute to a new EU Social Innovation Policy Declaration.
Our CEO Helen Goulden blogs on a Tale of Two Cities, our new research on the importance of communities being given ‘permission to act’ to tackle the sharp effects of a range of inequalities.
Researcher, Suzy Solley, highlights the potential parks have to improve the wellbeing, and support the integration of refugees and asylum seekers and draws attention to the existing barriers in accessing green space and what we may do to address them.
Our Director of Communities, Nat Defriend, writes for The Fabian Society on Michael Young’s legacy and the enduring recognition of the role which housing and housing policy play in creating, embodying and perpetuating social inequalities.
Director of Places and Communities, Nat Defriend, shares three concrete ways Teresa May can deliver on her 2016 vision for an inclusive economy.
As part of our Amplify NI programme, Jim Ledwith from the team talks about putting ethnographic research into practice on the buses.
Our Director of Places and Communities, Nat Defriend sets out four key challenges for everyone who is committed to challenging inequality and empowering communities.