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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

Living in Fear – Experiences of Older Private Renters in London

Date: November 13 2017

 

With the recent launch of our latest social innovation support programme, Reimagining Rent, supporting innovations working to make the private rented sector work better for vulnerable people and those on low incomes, we invited Gordon Deuchars, Policy and Campaigns Manager at Age UK London, to outline some of the specific challenges facing older private renters... Find out more

Ecologies of Change: Five lessons I’ve learnt from our work with MONDRAGON the world’s largest worker-led industrial cooperative

Date: June 29 2017

Posted by: Dr Mary Hodgson

Mondragon 

This week, after a year and a half researching on the MONDRAGON Corporation, Director of Research, Mary Hodgson, attended a day with small co-operatives, academics and city stakeholders in Leeds to discuss the role of civil society organisations in creating inclusive economies. Read her top five thoughts from the day.

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Co-creation workshops across 5 cities

Date: April 12 2017

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Social innovation can be understood as innovative ideas which simultaneously are good for society and enhance society’s capacity to act. Through the experimentation work package of SIC, we are working with local partners, using the tools and methods of social innovation to co-create solutions to collectively defined local issues and challenges. We recruited 5 diverse... Find out more