‘Big change is coming, and young people are leading the way’

31 May 2023 | Authors: Daniel Farag,

Dan Farag, Director of Innovation and Practice, say meaningful solutions are led by people who’ve experienced challenges first hand.

‘Communities must be at the heart of a people-powered transition to net zero’

11 May 2023 | Authors: Samanthi Theminimulle,

The independent review calls for widespread participation in low-carbon living – yet government policy hasn’t changed, says Samanthi Theminimulle.

‘I know first-hand that immigrants can feel alienated in their own home’

13 April 2023

Kickstart peer researcher Christina Riddle shares thoughts on – and research into – the experiences of immigrants in the UK.

‘Young people experience violence daily – and our ideas for change will save lives’ 

4 April 2023 | Authors: Annais Naylor Guerrero,

Sharing her experiences, Annais Naylor Guerrero says fixing youth violence means urgently addressing mistrust in our broken system.

‘A conversation not a concept’  

30 March 2023 | Authors: Siân Whyte,

Siân Whyte shares three ways to ensure the 15-minute neighbourhood concept is location-specific, and works for both residents and councils.

‘With true collaboration, people can shape the places they live’ 

22 March 2023 | Authors: Helen Goulden OBE,

What’s on your doorstep? Helen Goulden welcomes the 15-Minute Neighbourhood concept, helping communities access the services and amenities they feel are important.

‘Businesses must get serious about their social responsibilities’

14 March 2023 | Authors: Helen Goulden OBE,

No amount of employee volunteering or charitable giving will deliver the change we need to see in our society and economy, says Helen Goulden

‘Health equality has been de-prioritised for decades’ 

13 March 2023 | Authors: Emily Morrison,

Emily Morrison highlights the ‘triple injustice’ in knowledge and evidence, gender identity, and social policy that perpetuates health inequity. 

‘Our transition to net zero must be government-led and people-powered’ 

10 March 2023 | Authors: Emily Morrison,

To achieve the UK’s net zero goals, we need a united department at the heart of Westminster, says Emily Morrison 

‘A human-centred approach in an uncertain world’

21 February 2023

Young people need ‘pragmatic and solution-orientated design-thinking’ as they develop skills, knowledge and behaviour on their Civic Journeys, says Professor Matt Flinders 

‘Young people need “social scaffolding” to reach their full potential’ 

17 February 2023

When thinking about support for the challenges young people face, Professor Matt Flinders says it’s right to use the language of access and growth. 

Taking a leap together

3 February 2023

Innovating around established norms and processes can be tough, frustrating, exciting, and joyful all at the same time. The heritage sector is ready for the adventure. 

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