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.
Posts Categorised: Research
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Talking hands and 3D printed pasta – just a couple of the cutting edge technical innovations exhibited at the opening of this year’s European Maker Week.
As part of our Amplify NI programme, Jim Ledwith from the team talks about putting ethnographic research into practice on the buses.
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.