Publications

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BAME Needs Assessment West Sussex: Community Engagement

November 2015

, Radhika Bynon

This summary reports the results of an independent community engagement and research study carried out as part of a Needs Assessment for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups within West Sussex. The work was delivered by The Young Foundation, using a participatory approach with community researchers. Over 100 people from BAME communities were engaged... Find out more

Social Innovation in Health and Social Care: State-of-the-Art Summary

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... Find out more

Spreading Social Innovations – A case study report

January 2015

The question of how and why innovations spread has been a major topic of study within social sciences over the last 50 years and is one which remains highly relevant today. In this report, we have used a case study approach to explore in more depth what the spread of social innovations looks like in... Find out more

Growing Social Innovation: A guide for policy makers

January 2015

, Anna Davies, , , Victoria Boelman

The international community increasingly recognises the need for new approaches to address our most pressing social challenges. In order to stimulate  innovation, this report suggests a number of approaches which policy makers can take, drawing on examples taken from around the world. The report draws on the work and findings of the TEPSIE project, a research project funded under the European Commission’s... Find out more

Social Innovation Theory and Research: A guide for researchers

December 2014

The field of social innovation and social innovation research is developing rapidly.  This short report builds on the work of TEPSIE, a research project funded by the European Union under the 7th Framework Programme and which is an acronym for “The Theoretical, Empirical and Policy Foundations for Building Social Innovation in Europe”. It provides an overview of TEPSIE’s main findings... Find out more

Turning up the Dial: Digital Social Innovation in Northern Ireland

Digital Social Innovation in Northern Ireland

There is huge potential for digital technology to be more widely used for the social good in Northern Ireland, and this report highlights ways in which voluntary and community groups, the private and public sectors and high-tech experts can make this a reality. Featuring inspiring examples from across the UK and Northern Ireland, the report... Find out more