It’s been interesting to see the Government’s Civil Society ‘Listening Project’ taking such a broad view of civil society – which is described as all those outside of the public sector who share the mission of building a strong society and improving lives, regardless of traditional sector boundaries.Find out more
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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957
Community-led innovation has experienced significant growth and support in the past few years. Social Innovation Community (SIC) reflects this in its community-led innovation network – a group of people across Europe dedicated to developing and disseminating community-led innovation tools, methods and ideas.Find out more
Basic income is an unconditional, non-withdrawable income for every citizen. Amanda Hill-Dixon explores what’s unique about the basic income research we’re currently conducting in Barcelona as part of the B-MINCOME experiment.Find out more
Our CEO Helen Goulden blogs on a Tale of Two Cities, our new research on the importance of communities being given ‘permission to act’ to tackle the sharp effects of a range of inequalities.Find out more
Our Director of Communities, Nat Defriend, writes for The Fabian Society on Michael Young's legacy and the enduring recognition of the role which housing and housing policy play in creating, embodying and perpetuating social inequalities.Find out more
With the recent launch of our latest social innovation support programme, Reimagining Rent, supporting innovations working to make the private rented sector work better for vulnerable people and those on low incomes, we invited Gordon Deuchars, Policy and Campaigns Manager at Age UK London, to outline some of the specific challenges facing older private renters... Find out more
In the first of a series of blogs about inspirational innovations that are disrupting the private rented sector we spotlight social enterprise Dot Dot Dot.Find out more
We are now accepting applications for our latest innovation support programme for housing innovations making the private rented sector work better for vulnerable people and those on low incomes.Find out more
Can we predict where two children born, in different parts of the country will end up in later life? Our blog on how radical educational solutions and alternatives are needed to improve social mobility.Find out more
Our Director of Places and Communities, Nat Defriend sets out four key challenges for everyone who is committed to challenging inequality and empowering communities.Find out more