Last week, Programme Manager for Communities and Place, Isabel Young travelled to Nottingham to discuss what makes them feel well in their city. Here she provides four key reflections from the lively discussions that took place on the day.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
As part of our Amplify NI programme, Jim Ledwith from the team talks about putting ethnographic research into practice on the buses.Find out more
Indy Johar, co-founder of Project 00, Senior Innovation Associate at The Young Foundation, Demos Associate, and Respublica fellow calls for much-needed change in social innovation.Find out more
Read our tips, gleaned from our role in supporting the Realising Ambition grantees, for steering a successful course to organisational development and replication when often faced with some stormy external conditions.Find out more
Our rallying call on what really constitutes meaningful ‘engagement’. Why is so important and how could it be done better, in the health sphere, but also more widely. This follows our CEO Glenys Thornton attending and speaking at Healthwatch England’s annual conference in Nottingham on the value of engagement.Find out more
Can we predict where two children born, in different parts of the country will end up in later life? Our blog on how radical educational solutions and alternatives are needed to improve social mobility.Find out more
Monica Nagore explores Emilia-Romagna, Italy's cooperative region, and how the Social Innovation Community (SIC), and the tools of social innovation, are supporting a new solution to integrating refugees in the area.Find out more
On Wednesday 5th July 2017, we saw the closing of the 5-year £25m Big Lottery Fund programme, Realising Ambition, which supported the replication of evidence-based and promising interventions designed to improve outcomes for children and young people and prevent them from entering the youth justice system.Find out more
Our Director of Places and Communities, Nat Defriend sets out four key challenges for everyone who is committed to challenging inequality and empowering communities.Find out more
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.Find out more