A new purpose for civil society? Reflections on the Scottish conversation about civil society futures.
October 16, 2018
by Ben Thurman, Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust
“We are living in a time of great change.” The changing nature of work. The erosion and loss of public space. Declining trust in organisations and institutions, and a sense of loss of contro...Read More
User-centred design: Or how I learned to ‘fall in love with the problem and not the solution’
October 9, 2018
By Beth Southard, Norfolk Libraries
User-centred design: Or how I learned to ‘fall in love with the problem and not the solution’  The #NotWithoutMe Accelerator is an innovative development programme which provides...Read More
Flip phones, feedback and fusing ideas
October 9, 2018
By Alex Leeson-Palmer, Manchester Refugee Support Network (MRSN)
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 deliver...Read More
Working Towards Wellbeing: Libraries Week 2018
October 8, 2018
By Jenny Peachey, Senior Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust
This week, libraries across the UK will be showcasing and celebrating what they do best: bringing communities together, supporting people, combating social isolation and providing a safe civic space t...Read More
Not random but radical? Beyond bumper sticker versions of kindness
October 3, 2018
Julie Brownlie is Senior Lecturer in sociology at Edinburgh University where she researches sociological approaches to emotions and relationships.
Simon Anderson, who co-authored this guest blog, is an independent social research consultant and Honorary Fellow in the School of Social and Political Science at Edinburgh University.
Anyone over the age of 40 will remember the ‘Love is…’ cartoons that once festooned mugs, bumper stickers and greetings cards. Mushy and ubiquitous, they somehow cheapened the concept they set o...Read More
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. ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More