Publications

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Unravelling the Spiral of Debt

Item type: Publication

Access to credit can be a major challenge for many households and lead them to turn to unaffordable alternatives that trap them in a spiral of deepening debt. Read about the findings from our year-long mixed-methods study carried out in Wales on ‘high cost credit’ and investigated what might make a viable alternative.

Levelling the Playing Field in Education

Print date: December 2017 Item type: Publication

Print date: December 2017

Read more about how our Young Academy programme is harnessing the potential of innovative, early-stage education ventures tackling education inequalities at scale.

How is EU employment policy driving social innovation?

Print date: December 2017 Item type: Publication

Authors: Dr Sandy Gulyurtlu, Isaac Stanley (Nesta), Madeleine Gabriel (Nesta), Nabeela Ahmed, Sophie Reynolds (Nesta)

The European Commission has recognised a need to address fundamental challenges around work and employment across the European Union. The European Pillar of Social Rights (2017) highlights that the future of the EU depends on its ability to position itself as a promoter of solutions to social challenges, in a context of growing social and… → Read More

Stories of Inequality and Action

Print date: December 2017 Item type: Publication

Print date: December 2017

This report covers some highlights of our work from 2014-2017 when we made a strategic decision to focus on inequalities and direct all our work to challenging it. Inside you will find 10 stories of inequality and the programmes we have put in place to tackle these issues. They provide a snapshot of some of… → Read More

The Young Academy Impact Report

Print date: December 2017 Item type: Publication

Print date: December 2017

The Young Academy launches its first impact report – our flagship innovation and investment programme working to reduce education inequality has supported 52 social ventures since its launch in 2014.

#refugeeswelcome in parks: a resource book

Print date: December 2017 Item type: Publication

Print date: December 2017

Do you work directly with refugees and asylum seekers?  This resource book will share information on how the use of public space can help to facilitate wellbeing and inclusion, and offers ideas for supporting positive experiences. Are you involved in the planning, design or management of parks (or other outdoor public spaces)? This resource book… → Read More

A tale of two cities

Print date: November 2017 Item type: Publication

Author: Dr Mary Hodgson

Print date: November 2017

Author: Dr Mary Hodgson

Today we are facing unprecedented inequality challenges. Who holds responsibility for the widening gaps in society and how do we solve them? A tale of two cities presents community perspectives on what inequality is, and how it is experienced, struggled with and resisted. It shares the findings of research which took place over a year in… → Read More

SI-DRIVE Policy Decleration: Social Innovation on the Rise – Challenges for a Future Innovation Policy

Print date: November 2017 Item type: Publication

Print date: November 2017

The SI-DRIVE Policy Declaration sets a framework for unfolding the potential of social innovations within a new innovation paradigm and a new innovation policy. It’s about fostering democracy and participation, economy, digital and ecological transformation. And it’s about the capacity of social innovation to enable social change, through new governance approaches and a better understanding… → Read More

A Review of the Private Rented Sector in England: Vulnerability and Innovation

Print date: August 2017 Item type: Publication

Authors: Amanda Hill-Dixon, Will Jamieson

Print date: August 2017

Authors: Amanda Hill-Dixon, Will Jamieson

This review provides an overview of the private rented sector (PRS) in England, outlining some of the vulnerabilities, compounded and created by it, and the vulnerable groups within the PRS who are most at risk. It also explores some of the barriers and enablers to innovation in the PRS to inform our new Reimagining Rent programme.