Publications

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Transforming Health: Shifting our health systems from illness treatment and prevention to health creation

Print date: July 2017 Item type: Publication

Authors: Alan Chen, Tony May

Print date: July 2017

Authors: Alan Chen, Tony May

In spite of recent overall advancements in our society’s health and wellbeing, we are experiencing a crisis of major health disparities driven by growing inequalities. Experts recognize that while the NHS has much to be celebrated, its design is not well suited to addressing these complex issues. The medical model defines health pathogenically, by referencing… → Read More

Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 10 and Confidence Framework

Print date: July 2017 Item type: Publication

Print date: July 2017

Realising Ambition is delighted to announce the launch of its tenth insight paper, which provides a summary of the key learnings from the 5-year programme, and The Confidence Framework, a key resource and legacy from the Realising Ambition programmes.

Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 9

Print date: June 2017 Item type: Publication

Print date: June 2017

Realising Ambition is delighted to announce the launch of its ninth insight paper that describes what cost-benefit analysis is and why it is important for service delivery organisations, funders and commissioners.

Young Academy Demo Day 2017

Print date: May 2017 Item type: Video

Print date: May 2017

Watch reflections from Young Academy ventures, volunteers and supporters on the programme supporting early-stage social enterprises working to improve educational opportunities for disadvantaged young people in England.

Humanity at Work – MONDRAGON, a social innovation ecosystem case study

Print date: March 2017 Item type: Publication

Authors: Dr Charlotte Heales, Dr Mary Hodgson, Hannah Rich

Print date: March 2017

Authors: Dr Charlotte Heales, Dr Mary Hodgson, Hannah Rich

Our new research report on the MONDRAGON Corporation, the largest industrial Co-operative in the world, explores it as a social innovation ecosystem, a highly successful and competitive way of transforming people’s lives for the better through shared ownership.

Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 8

Print date: March 2017 Item type: Publication

Print date: March 2017

Realising Ambition is delighted to announce the launch of its eighth insight paper considering the realistic costs of delivering high-quality services for children and young people.

Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 7

Print date: February 2017 Item type: Publication

Print date: February 2017

Realising Ambition is delighted to announce the launch of its seventh insight paper on meeting the challenges of evidence-based commissioning.

Communities Can: Final Evaluation Report

Print date: February 2017 Item type: Publication

Print date: February 2017

Our 2-year ‘Communities Can’ pilot, run in partnership with the Big Lottery Fund and five community CVSs, set out to test how best to provide organisational development support for small community groups. The project evaluation conducted by NPC highlights how community organisations possess a deep understanding of the needs of their communities yet can face a lack of access to development.