The challenge is now to use better measures of progress to build better lives

May 24, 2019

by Paul Allin, Visiting Professor of statistics, Imperial College London, chair of the Advisory Panel of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, and former director of the UK Measuring National Wellbeing Programme.

To coincide with the 10 year anniversary of the publication of the Report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, the Carnegie UK Trust is publishing a series...

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Culture, creativity and conversation: thinking about tomorrow’s towns

May 14, 2019

by Issy Petrie, Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

The V&A, Dundee Towns and their future are increasing being debated in media and policy circles. A narrative of Britain’s towns as ‘left behind’ can proliferate, presenting...

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Seeking inspiration and sharing innovation

May 8, 2019

By Claire Pickering and Maria Reguera

Two of our Library Lab partners – Claire Pickering in Wakefield and Maria Reguera in Redbridge - reflect on the Libraries Connected Innovation Network Gathering at Leeds Central Library in April. ...

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Final call on KIN

May 6, 2019

by Ben Thurman, Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

Over the last year, the Kindness Innovation Network has been on a journey exploring a difficult question: how to encourage kindness in communities and organisations across Scotland. At the e...

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Measuring Job Quality: The ‘Better Jobs Index’

May 1, 2019

By Dr Lisa Wilson, Economist at NERI

In 2018, the Carnegie UK Trust published Measuring Good Work , which sets out a framework for measuring quality of work in UK national statistics and making this a part of our national debate. I...

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Libraries at Night

April 26, 2019

by Emma Hubbard, Bexley Libraries

Emma Hubbard from Bexley Libraries is one of our Carnegie Library Lab Partners. Her project, Libraries at Night, delivers an innovative cultural programme that animates public library buildings at ti...

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The local impact of technology enabled care

April 25, 2019

by Edel Harris, Chief Executive of Cornerstone

Through Local Cornerstone , the Scottish care and support provider Cornerstone is developing self-organised teams where staff are supported by coaching and mentoring, rather than management and super...

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Changing the productivity debate: new Carnegie UK Trust-RSA partnership to focus on job quality

April 16, 2019

by Gail Irvine, Senior Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

There are many ‘productivity puzzles’ at work in the UK – beyond the headline puzzle of why the UK underperforms on productivity compared to its competitors. Why do we work longer hours, but pro...

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Going Digital with Life Skills

April 11, 2019

by Jarrod Ewles, Your Own Place

It has been a few months since we got the news that we were successful in receiving further funding from the #NotWithoutMe Accelerator programme . As I sit back and reflect on this time, I can’t he...

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Telling Your Story

April 11, 2019

by Charlotte Latimer, Tower Hamlets Young People’s Advice Centre (YPAC)

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...

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