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This is European Social Innovation

November 2010

Louise Pulford

The Euclid and SIX networks, with the support of the Social Innovation Park in Bilbao, Spain, and the European Commission have published This is European Social Innovation – a call for inspiring stories. The current financial and economic crisis makes social innovation more important than ever – both as a component of economic strategies to... Find out more

Innovation and ideas development – a summary

This paper rounds up London Collaborative work in this arena from May 2009: it includes three innovations methods, each introduced to the London Leadership Network and explored through a practical project targeting a pressing social need. The paper outlines: Highlights from the three projects for Leadership Network members Reflections on what worked Where next?- wider... Find out more

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The End of Regeneration? Improving what matters on small housing estates

This toolkit aims to encourage local authorities, housing associations and other public agencies to think differently about how to break the cycle of entrenched poverty and disadvantage on small housing estates. The ideas, approaches and lessons in this toolkit are based on work with residents and agencies on three small estates in Coventry, Kent and... Find out more

Innovation in tough times

This paper explores social innovation in the current context of public sector spending cuts and a revitalized drive towards efficiencies in London’s public services. It captures outcomes of two London Collaborative ideas evenings with the London Leadership Network, held in Summer 2009, and draws on a body of research and evidence from across the country.... Find out more

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The Open Book of Social Innovation

The Open Book of Social Innovation – part of a series on methods and issues in social innovation – is about the many ways in which people are creating new and more effective answers to the biggest challenges of our times: how to cut our carbon footprint; how to keep people healthy; how to end... Find out more

Weathering the storm – Negotiating Transitions in Britain Today

January 2010

Beth Watts

This report looks at how people manage difficult and traumatic transitions. For some transitions such as leaving prison or care, unemployment or the end of a relationship can trigger a positive change. For others a difficult transition can undermine and destabilise lives, leaving people struggling to adjust to a new situation. By analysing the experiences... Find out more