Tackling bad work starts by asking the right questions

September 24, 2018

By Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, RSA and co-chair of the Measuring Job Quality Working Group

Last week the latest UK employment statistics were released, heralding yet another fall in unemployment to a new record low since the 1970s. This continues a pattern we can rightly feel pleased with. ...

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Facilitating unusual friendships – the Embedding Wellbeing in Northern Ireland Support Network

September 20, 2018

Lauren Pennycook, Senior Policy and Development Officer

The Carnegie UK Trust is an advocate for identifying and learning from unusual friends, across places, spaces and sectors. And what two places can form a more unusual friendship than Northern Ireland ...

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Could Brexit be a catalyst for change for towns?

September 19, 2018

by Pippa Coutts, Policy and Development Manager, Carnegie UK Trust

With Brexit around the corner, initial policy proposals for replacing EU funding to the UK (such as the European Regional Development Fund and the European Social Fund) are beginning to surface. For e...

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Is the demise of Wonga a cause for celebration?

September 18, 2018

By Niall Alexander, Carnegie Associate, Carnegie UK Trust

Wonga, the poster boy for the payday loans industry has collapsed, no one is shedding tears. The likelihood is that other similar firms will follow; the claims management companies will see to that, f...

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Local Cornerstone – Year One Review – A Team Member’s Perspective

September 13, 2018

By Kelly Blair – Team Member

12 months into ‘Local Cornerstone’, a radical restructuring of one of Scotland’s largest care providers, designed to provide staff with more autonomy and deliver better outcomes for service use...

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“Create a minimum job quality standard.” An impossible demand?

September 7, 2018

By Martyn Evans, Chief Executive, Carnegie UK Trust co-chair of the Measuring Job Quality Working Group

The ambition for ‘full employment’ became a key party political battleground over the 20 th century. The skirmishes lasted into this century, even within the same party. When he was Chancellor, G...

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Basic income: from radical idea to a pilot in Scotland?

August 31, 2018

Gail Irvine, Senior Policy and Development Officer

Last week, I joined a Scottish delegation at the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) Congress, an annual gathering of people from around the world interested in basic income. A basic income is the conce...

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Data Privacy – What Does The Evidence Actually Say?

August 30, 2018

By Anna Grant, Senior Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

In May 2017, the Carnegie UK Trust convened an international study trip to New York to learn from organisations, particularly from within the public library sector, about how they support citizens to ...

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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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