As part of our work in Essex The Uttlesford Community Action Research; Community Action Zones project took a strengths-based approach to understanding social isolation and loneliness; focusing on people’s social connections and networks, rather than assuming social deficit. Drawing on our deep experience of working with communities across the UK, we worked with local partners… → Read More
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.
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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
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
This policy brief on Social Innovation in Health and Social Care is based on results of the EU-funded project “Social Innovation: Driving Force of Social Change” (SI-DRIVE). Highlights of this policy field are given from results of a quantitative mapping of 154 example, in-depth case studies of 15 social innovation initiatives, and policy workshops with… → Read More
Social innovation in health and social care is strongly determined by social values, culture and societal expectations. Answers to questions such as, who should pay for care? and, who deserves care? differ across contexts and come together to shape health systems as well as social innovations. Reflecting this, barriers to implementing solutions are often embedded… → Read More
Health and social care is a policy field that is ripe for social innovation because of the significant problems being faced by health systems the world over and because of the significant differences between different health and social care contexts. Health systems the world over are facing a number of serious constraints. World population has… → Read More
This policy brief appraises the state of social innovation in Health and Social Care and looks at current and future challenges and opportunities in the policy field. This document is based on the Policy Field Report for Health and Social Care as well as policy field workshops held in London (30.09.2015) and Vienna (20.11.2015) together… → Read More
The state-of-the-art report provides a policy field specific study on social innovation and the related governance system. It addresses recent challenges, corresponding practice fields of social innovation as well as illustrating social innovation projects. Thereby, the European, national and global level will be taken into account. This document is a summary of the first draft… → Read More