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Study on Social Innovation for the Bureau of European Policy Advisors

Publication 1 March 2011

“The financial and economic crisis makes creativity and innovation in general and social innovation in particular even more important to foster sustainable growth, secure jobs and boost competitiveness.” José Manuel Barroso, BEPA Workshop on ‘Europe and Social Innovation’ 20th January

How to Guides

Publication 1 March 2011

This series of guides is designed to help funders and project leads to set up and sustain innovative projects across the NHS. The How to Guides draw together the material on supporting health innovation which the Young Foundation delivered and

Rough Nights: The Growing Dangers of Working at Night

Publication 1 March 2011

This report explores the lives of those people who work at night: the men and women who keep our hospitals open, clean our offices, allow us to cancel lost credit cards, serve us drinks in a club or drive us

Place typologies and their policy applications

Repository entry 1 February 2011

This report was commissioned late in 2009 by the Spatial Analysis Unit in the Department for Communities and Local Government. It was originally designed as a ‘toolkit’ to support analysts and policy users in CLG (now renamed DCLG), other central government departments, regional government and local authorities in using classifica…

Signing on: Experiences of worklessness in Birmingham

Publication 1 December 2010

This report maps the journeys of Birmingham residents seeking work in the second half of 2010 and reflecting on their experiences, makes recommendations for how employability support could be changed in the future – both to improve the rate of

Charm Offensive: Cultivating Civility in 21st Century Britain

Publication 1 December 2010

Civility can seem like an old fashioned concept and the British public tends to think we are on a spiral of decline when it comes to everyday politeness. This report, co-funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and

Learning in Company: Designing The U

Publication 1 December 2010

The U’s founding belief was that engaging training in a range of useful skills such as first aid, saving energy and intervening safely to defuse conflict will encourage more effective responses to social challenges by citizens who participate in The

Building resilient communities

Publication 1 December 2010

In Summer 2010, the Young Foundation worked with Wiltshire County Council to develop new approaches to improve wellbeing and transform service delivery by removing the duplication that can arise where citizens interact with multiple agencies. The Young Foundation worked with

Taking the temperature of local communities: The Wellbeing and Resilience Measure (WARM)

Publication 1 November 2010

As public resources shrink it is more important than ever that local areas have ways to think clearly about their priorities and needs. WARM is a new tool that has been developed to make the most of existing data about

This is European Social Innovation

Publication 1 November 2010

The Euclid and SIX networks, with the support of the Social Innovation Park in Bilbao, Spain, and the European Commission published This is European Social Innovation – a call for inspiring stories. The financial and economic crisis after 2008 made

Social Impact Bonds in Health

Publication 1 October 2010

Social Impact Bonds are a potentially very powerful instrument for creating change and improvement. This short paper describes the basic structure of social impact bonds, why they might be useful for the public sector, and some of the issues that

Innovations in Health: Approaches from the Regional Innovation Funds

Publication 1 October 2010

The NHS has already recognised that alternative approaches and solutions are therefore necessary – radically different and innovative ways of identifying, creating and scaling solutions, delivering services and involving patients and users are needed. This paper sets out the case

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