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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

Journey of a Social Entrepreneur – HumanUtopia

Date: | Posted by: Malcolm Dean

Date: March 11 2014

Posted by: Malcolm Dean

Social entrepreneurs follow multiple different routes to achieving their goal. This month’s profile describes how two talented entrepreneurs totally restructured and saved an important social programme that was about to be abandoned. Fourteen years ago in the run up to the Millennium Year, UK corporations were being urged by the British government to become more… → Read More

The entrepreneur’s journey – Dementia Adventure

Date: | Posted by: Malcolm Dean

Date: December 12 2013

Posted by: Malcolm Dean

The inspiration for the charity which Neil Mapes launched with his wife, Lucy Harding, in 2009 goes back a long way. In his childhood he saw the devastating effects that dementia can inflict on people because three of his four grandparents suffered from it – as did one of Lucy’s. It was this experience of… → Read More

JOURNEY OF A SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR: MALCOLM DEAN PROFILES ANDREA COOPER

Date: | Posted by: Malcolm Dean

Date: November 14 2013

Posted by: Malcolm Dean

Andrea Cooper was tailor-made for the job she took up at the beginning of this year: Chief Executive of UpRising, a YF’s leadership programme designed to open up pathways to power of marginalised 19 to 25-year-olds. Launched in 2008 the project was already operating in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bedford. Some 450 recruits have already… → Read More

Journey of a Social Entrepreneur: Malcolm Dean Profiles Hannah Mitchell and Samantha Sparrow

Date: | Posted by: Malcolm Dean

Date: July 15 2013

Posted by: Malcolm Dean

For struggling social entrepreneurs, the smooth passage so far of vInspired’s ‘Task Squad’ must be galling. But let them take heart. Good ideas, even in this age of austerity and public expenditure cuts, can achieve traction. Like many successful programmes, the idea was simple and could not be more appropriate for the times. Task Squad’s… → Read More