Heroes live among us. In literature, film, activism, politics. From Greek myths to Star Wars, our attraction to heroic endeavour is deep within every culture; deep within our psyche. It pervades most of our modern day story-telling. We demand a story with a human face. We love to journey with them through adversity; sharing in their agonies and rejoicing in their triumphs.Find out more
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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
It’s been interesting to see the Government’s Civil Society ‘Listening Project’ taking such a broad view of civil society – which is described as all those outside of the public sector who share the mission of building a strong society and improving lives, regardless of traditional sector boundaries.Find out more
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.Find out more
High Cost Credit is a key element of the Poverty Premium. Its grossly unjust and means that people on low incomes pay far more for everyday good and services than those who are better off. Our Head of Communications Lucie Russell talks about our recent High Cost Credit research in Wales on the day Michael Sheen's High Cost Credit Alliance launches and we become members.Find out more
There are just four days left to apply for our next Young Academy Accelerator for social ventures working in education! Jon Maiden, co-founder of Panjango, who completed the Accelerator in 2017, talks about his project and the impact of the Young Academy.Find out more
Basic income is an unconditional, non-withdrawable income for every citizen. Amanda Hill-Dixon explores what’s unique about the basic income research we’re currently conducting in Barcelona as part of the B-MINCOME experiment.Find out more
SIC will be sharing our process, methodology, cases and solutions from our experimentation work over the coming months. We hope it will inspire similar work throughout Europe, creating a common voice for social change. We start by sharing our methodology.Find out more
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.Find out more
The Young Academy, since 2014, has played a key role in supporting over 50 innovative approaches working to close the attainment gap. Read about how they are putting into practice many of the Education Endowment Foundation's recommendations to tackle educational inequality.Find out more
"We want it to be in minds of housing associations and private landlords that evictions are costly and that this intervention can be both cost-saving as well as helping to tackle the homelessness crisis."Find out more