From NI to NYC

November 22, 2018

by Martyn Evans, Chief Executive, Carnegie UK Trust

2018 marks the year of the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. The milestone invites questions about how far Northern Ireland has come, where we are now, and what our aspirations are ...

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Journeys of understanding: how town twinning brings new perspectives to our places

November 19, 2018

By Pauline Radcliffe, Associate, Carnegie UK Trust 

‘After Twin Towns our vision for our towns and how we shape them in future has changed ….. (both) our priorities and pre-conceived ideas for the future development of our towns’. Whitburn...

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Skill sets and mind sets – using data to embed wellbeing in Northern Ireland

November 15, 2018

by Lauren Pennycook, Senior Policy and Development Officer

Data is powerful. Robust, reliable, and at the right level, data can tell us which groups in society need our help. Used to inform policymaking, data can help to break down silos, deliver convenient a...

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The meaning of kindness

November 13, 2018

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

A month ago, at a meeting of our Kindness in North Ayrshire network, an anonymous post-it encouraged people to ‘Be a kindness rebel’. At first glance, this might appear like a fun comment intended...

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What Future? What Society? Reflections on the Building the Future conference– post-Brexit Civil Society Relationships between the UK and Germany

November 9, 2018

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

This October, the Carnegie UK Trust and the Maecenata Stiftung brought together civil society representatives from the UK and Germany to debate the role of our sector in responding to the major chal...

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We’ll achieve good work when we give workers a voice

November 6, 2018

by Kate Bell, Head of Rights, International, Social and Economics, TUC

The Carnegie UK Trust’s report on measuring good work gives us a great set of tools for measuring how work is changing. But delivering on good work will require that government lets unions access ...

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Kindness and emotions: public policy’s blind spot

November 1, 2018

by Julia Unwin CBE

We all want to be kind and calls for kindness in public services are everywhere. Who wouldn’t want to be kind? But we also want services to be fair. We want them to be accountable and run by prof...

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A Journey Worth Travelling

October 26, 2018

by Ewan Aitken, CEO, Cyrenians

“If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together” may or may not be an African proverb, its origins being uncertain; but it holds a truth which I have seen lived out in a perh...

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Now is the time to talk about job quality

October 25, 2018

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

This week the Carnegie UK Trust published new research which analyses how workplace trends are impacting on the quality of life of workers in Ireland. Our argument is simple: that work should imp...

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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...

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