Social cohesion in Barking and Dagenham: participatory approaches

9 December 2020 | Authors: Jana Tauschinski, Victoria Boelman, Zoë Wilkins,

A report reflecting interviews, storytelling events, innovation workshops and creative research in Barking and Dagenham, 2018-2020

Let the roll-out begin – vaccine hesitancy, dilemmas and division  

4 December 2020 | Authors: Alice Bell, Eve Avdoulos, Jana Tauschinski, Victoria Boelman,

As part of our Covid-19 and Community Life study, generously funded by a Wellcome Trust public engagement grant, we are excited to be sharing the fourth snapshot of our insights in a new report on vaccines.  Download the report In recent weeks, the news

Positioning peer research in a policy context

23 November 2020 | Authors: Caroline Yang, Zoe Dibb,

Commissioned by The Open University, this report usies urban and youth policy case studies, and focuses on peer research and co-production through citizen engagement. It raises concerns about gaps in models and evidence.

Covid-19 and community life: the people’s strategy

29 October 2020 | Authors: Alice Bell, Eve Avdoulos, Jana Tauschinski, Victoria Boelman,

As new restrictions are implemented across the UK, over two-thirds of participants reported feeling as though the government have been handling the coronavirus pandemic badly. But what would they do differently? We asked 125 people across the country to imagine

Peer research in the UK

23 October 2020 | Authors: Caroline Yang, Zoe Dibb,

Peer Research in the UK takes an in-depth look at the use of peer research in the UK today. It aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the methodology and advocate for its value as a legitimate and insightful research

Covid-19 and community life: why are cases rising?

8 October 2020 | Authors: Alice Bell, Eve Avdoulos, Jana Tauschinski, Victoria Boelman,

As part of our Covid-19 Community Life study, generously supported by a Wellcome Trust Public Engagement grant, this report is the second snapshot of insights. With Covid-19 cases rising, and restrictions tightening again, this snapshot responds to a turning point

Covid-19 and community life: divided we stand?

30 September 2020 | Authors: Alice Bell, Eve Avdoulos, Jana Tauschinski, Victoria Boelman,

As part of our Covid-19 Community Life study, generously supported by a Wellcome Trust Public Engagement grant, this report is the first snapshot of insights. As the pandemic arrived on UK shores, the country was already sharply divided. We had

Reimagining Rent: Social Innovation in the Private Rented Sector

21 September 2020 | Authors: Adam Kybird, Tigran Sogomonian,

Over the last decade, almost two million new households have begun renting privately. The Private Rented Sector is growing rapidly but it is quickly having to meet new needs as increasing numbers of families with children, older people and those

How Covid-19 changed community life in the UK

9 July 2020 | Authors: Franca Roeschert, Jana Tauschinski, Zoe Dibb,

A week by week archive of life during a pandemic. Understanding the impact on people and communities. Covid-19 has radically changed the way we go about our day-to-day lives. It has shifted where we turn for help and support and

The Voices of Basic Income

5 April 2020 | Authors: Amanda Hill-Dixon, Gitanjali Patel, Hannah Davis, Victoria Boelman,

This report explores the lives and experiences of residents in three neighbourhoods of Eix Besos in North-Eastern Barcelona. From December 2017 to late 2019, these communities were part of a radical experiment “B-MINCOME” – to tackle urban poverty and social

Nothing About Us, Without Us – Lived experience insight & social investment

17 February 2020 | Authors: Helen Goulden, Sarah Faber,

The shift towards bringing the voices, perspectives and experiences of people and communities closer to the source of decision-making and power has been growing for some time. A distrust of governments and institutions who hold power, growing inequality, the subsequent

Flipping the coin: two sides of community wealth in England

15 November 2019 | Authors: Jana Tauschinski, Tigran Sogomonian, Victoria Boelman,

The inequalities in investment across England and the rest of the UK has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years – especially when considered through the lens of multiple deprivation. Since the EU referendum in 2016, more political and media

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