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The UK has a well-developed social innovation (SI) eco-system that has helped drive the rapid advancement of SI, particularly through social enterprise. However, whilst the UK continues to lead, there are further opportunities for research and capacity building beyond the field of social enterprise. One of the 62 articles featured in the Atlas of Social Innovation,… → Read More
Despite the institutionalised nature of the health and social care sector, which may be a challenge to innovation, social innovation is seen to be growing. This impact can be further increased through relationships and partnerships which challenge the conventional cultures and values of the sector. One of the 62 articles featured in the Atlas of Social… → Read More
Networks and cooperation are vital for social innovation (SI). Policy which stimulates the development of SI ecosystems is likely to encourage the sustainability of social innovations. This chapter from the Atlas of Social Innovation, complied of 62 articles by 25 international partners as part of the EU-funded SI-DRIVE project, focuses on Western Europe, detailing how… → Read More
Our CEO, Helen Goulden, chaired an expert advisory panel into the Collaborative Economy for the Scottish Government which today [29/01/2018] launched its findings and recommendations in a report on how Scotland can best benefit from the collaborative economy.
The Atlas of Social Innovation offers a comprehensive overview on the multifaceted concept of social innovation. Compiled as part of the EU funded SI-DRIVE project, it maps over 1000 cases of social innovation all over the world.
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.
Read more about how our Young Academy programme is harnessing the potential of innovative, early-stage education ventures tackling education inequalities at scale.
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
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