No need to reinvent the wheel

July 26, 2018

By Rebecca White, Director, Your Own Place

The #NotWithoutMe Accelerator is an innovative development programme which provides organisations the time, resources and support from peers and experts to develop their approaches to deliverin...

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Never doubt a small group of committed individuals can change the world

July 4, 2018

By Steve Wyler, Carnegie Associate, Carnegie UK Trust

The Better Way Network is a group of social activists, from the voluntary sector and beyond that shares ideas, knowledge and inspiration about how to improve services and build stronger communities ...

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What we talk about when we talk about a single digital presence

July 3, 2018

By Liz White, Head of Strategy Development at British Library

One of the many wonderful things about working at the British Library is the opportunity to spend my working day thinking about libraries and engaging with a wide range of other people to ...

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Public Libraries: engaging the “incurably curious” about health

July 3, 2018

By Andy Wright, Carnegie Associate

Back in June 2016 I was delighted to attend the CILIP Health Libraries Group conference where I delivered a workshop with Debbie Hicks, Creative Director at the Reading Agency, about the SCL (now Libr...

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KIN #2 – creating the conditions for kindness

July 3, 2018

Ben Thurman, Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

The second meeting of the Kindness Innovation Network (KIN) was held on Thursday 28 th June at the Lighthouse in Glasgow, where over 50 people came together on the hottest day of the year to continue...

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Twins learn from each other – the small town partnership between Wooler and Broughshane

June 26, 2018

About the Author: Alistair Adam Hernández (M.A.) was born and grew up in the rural north of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. After Business Studies at the local university, he specialised in regional and economic development. He has worked as a regional and rural developer in Spain, Austria and Germany. He is currently working on his PhD on the subject of ‘rural community resilience” at the HAWK University of Applied Sciences in Göttingen, Germany.

The fact that we learn through observation has long been proven. In the context of small town development, this means that if we travel to another country or even another small town with our eyes op...

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Embedding Wellbeing in Northern Ireland – announcing our project participants

June 12, 2018

By Aideen McGinley, Chair of the Embedding Wellbeing in Northern Ireland Advisory Group and Co-Chair of the Carnegie Roundtable on Measuring Wellbeing in Northern Ireland.

Today the Carnegie UK Trust has announced the participants of our Embedding Wellbeing in Northern Ireland project .  The Community Planning Partnerships working in the following local authority ...

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The value of kindness

June 11, 2018

By Jennifer Wallace, Head of Policy, Carnegie UK Trust

Today the Scottish Government launches is revised and updated National Performance Framework.  First set out in 2007, the framework sets the purpose of the Scottish Government and identifies National...

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Engaging Libraries: Leeds Body Image and Mind project connecting into the Wellcome Collection and Wellcome Trust Library

June 7, 2018

By Bronwyn Brady, Senior Librarian Manager (Art, Music, Central Lending), Leeds Libraries, and colleagues

In April some of us from our Body Image and Mind project had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Wellcome Trust Library in London. The purpose of the visit was to find out more about the theme of B...

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Local Cornerstone: an enabling approach to social care

May 21, 2018

By Edel Harris, Chief Executive of Cornerstone

Cornerstone is one of the largest social care providers in Scotland. We support 2,700 children, adults and families each year and our aim is ‘to enable the people we support to live a valued life, a...

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