Engaging Libraries Projects Announced

October 17, 2017

By Andy Wright, Carnegie Associate, Carnegie UK Trust

We all know that the Society of Chief Librarians’ Universal Health Offer provides a positive vision for the future of public libraries. It represents how we contribute positively to the nation’s h...

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Charity Retail: shopping for good

October 16, 2017

By Robin Osterley, Chief Executive, Charity Retail Association

Four years ago, the Charity Retail Association (CRA) - who represent charity shops across the UK - commissioned a report from cross-party Think Tank Demos, entitled Giving Something Back .It id...

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Dignity and Respect in the Scottish Social Security system

October 13, 2017

Des McNulty, Deputy Director, Policy Scotland

Under the Scotland Act 2016 , legislative responsibility for certain areas of social security and employment is being devolved to the Scottish Parliament.  The benefits devolved are mainly non-work ...

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The Privacy Paradox: Building digital understanding through libraries

September 29, 2017

Ciara Eastell, OBE, Chief Executive, Libraries Unlimited, former President of Society of Chief Librarians

  This is part of a blog series examining the theme of online data privacy and public libraries. More information about the wider project can be found here .  What struck me durin...

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Kindness Can: Reflections from the 2017 Campaign to End Loneliness conference

September 27, 2017

By Rebekah Menzies, Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

There is growing recognition that loneliness is a serious issue for public health. Loneliness has been labelled as ‘ Britain’s epidemic ,’ George Monbiot reported that ‘ the age of loneliness ...

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Libraries need Leaders!

September 18, 2017

By Trisha Ward, Assistant Director, Libraries NI

This is part of a blog series examining the theme of online data privacy and public libraries. More information about the wider project can be found  here .  An invitation that starts ...

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A new era for towns?

September 13, 2017

By Peter Hetherington

Peter Hetherington chaired the joint Carnegie UK Trust and Newcastle University Institute for Social Renewal event in North Shields on 11 July 2017. He is past chair of the TCPA, was a member of the ...

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Financial Inclusion – Ensuring that Everyone is Better Off

September 11, 2017

By Stephen Pearson, Senior Adviser, CEO Office, Virgin Money and Nancy Doyle-Hall, Executive Director of the Virgin Money Foundation

Virgin Money is a member of the Carnegie UK Trust’s Affordable Credit Action Group. Here, Stephen Pearson and Nancy Doyle-Hall explain how partnership working has helped Virgin Money deliver on the...

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Embedding a wellbeing approach – lessons from Brussels and beyond

September 11, 2017

By Aideen McGinley, Carnegie UK Trust Trustee and Carnegie Roundtable on Measuring Wellbeing in Northern Ireland Co-Chair

Aideen McGinley, Carnegie UK Trust Trustee and Carnegie Roundtable on Measuring Wellbeing in Northern Ireland Co-Chair, recently attended CONCORD’s Expert Seminar on Genuine Measures of Progress: F...

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Local Cornerstone: a new strategy designed to embrace the challenges and opportunities presented by the changing social care sector

September 1, 2017

By Edel Harris, Chief Executive, Cornerstone

Edel Harris, Cornerstone CEO describes the major changes she has been leading at the award winning health and social care charity, which offers great learning and insight across the Trust’s four th...

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