‘Shining a Light’ on the path ahead: what are the opportunities and challenges for public libraries across the UK and Ireland?

April 10, 2017

By Martyn Evans, CEO, Carnegie UK Trust

Public libraries are a very well-used service and are extraordinarily well-loved. Our Shining a Light research, published today, reveals that across the UK and Ireland around half of us are using ou...

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An illuminating report into UK and Irish public libraries

April 10, 2017

By Ian Anstice, Public Libraries News

Many people I talk to hate reports. They want action quickly, especially when libraries are facing such change. Others seem to love research. Personally, I see the need for action but at the same time...

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A vision for the digital sphere after Brexit?

April 7, 2017

By William Perrin

Economic activity in the UK digital sphere is profoundly shaped by regulation of telecommunications, intellectual property, broadcasting, data protection and others at EU and global levels and impleme...

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Engaging Libraries unpacked

April 4, 2017

Andy Wright, Carnegie Associate

Carnegie Associate Andy Wright explains how the new “Engaging Libraries” programme came about, and why it is such a fantastic opportunity. The Engaging Libraries programme has a special...

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From big vision to the budget – the route to better work

March 23, 2017

Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, RSA

Last year the Carnegie UK Trust commissioned new analysis from Ipsos MORI, examining the impact of the changing world of work on employees and the self-employed across the UK. On 29 March we wi...

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A tool to help decision-makers craft a better world

March 16, 2017

David King,Social Impact Adviser, Housing Association Charitable Trust

The Housing Association Charitable Trust ( HACT ) were the winner of our 2016 wellbeing impact survey . If you had the choice between marginally improving the lives of millions people or transform...

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Digital inclusion for all young people?

March 15, 2017

Gina Wilson, Carnegie UK Trust

It’s not uncommon to watch a toddler pick up a smartphone and competently navigate their way to Peppa Pig. Despite appearances, though, young people aren’t born with digital skills. The develop...

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What motivates community members to make change?

March 7, 2017

Lorraine Simpson, Research Director, The Lines Between

“I wasn’t expecting thanks  - I did it because I’m a Downdie. My work in the town and for the community has always been so we can stand up with pride in Central Scotland”. This was the...

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Kindness and Public Policy. Really?

March 6, 2017

Julia Unwin, Carnegie Fellow

This blog was originally published by Julia Unwin at www.juliaunwin.com   There are words that are rarely used in public policy, or if they are used they come with an accompanying grimace. Kind...

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Exchanging ideas in Wooler

February 27, 2017

Written by Gina Wilson, Carnegie UK Trust

'Could our town lose its future?' That's powerful motivation to look for new ideas. Wooler in Northumberland and Broughshane in Northern Ireland are both vibrant towns with engaged and proac...

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