To see ourselves as others see us – the benefits of towns twinning within the UK

March 19, 2019

Written by Jennifer Wallace, Joint Interim Chief Executive / Head of Policy

We probably all have vague memories from school of being told that our town is twinned with a European counterpart. The European town twinning was established in the immediate post-war period and ther...

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Young people and the structural barriers to kindness

March 14, 2019

by Matthew Jordan, Programme Officer for the Health Foundation’s Young People’s Future Health Inquiry

Why care about kindness? It’s certainly nice to experience kindness, especially in unexpected places, but is it something we can truly put our finger on; something concrete and measurable? I’m int...

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Who is responsible for kindness?

March 8, 2019

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

Over the past few years words like ‘kindness’, ‘compassion’ and ‘empathy’ have become increasingly used in conversations about the challenges we face as a society. Given voice through soci...

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Why Living Wage Places can support more fulfilling work

March 6, 2019

By Douglas White, Head of Advocacy, Carnegie UK Trust

Access to paid employment for as many working age people as possible has long been a central plank of the social and economic policies of governments across the UK. For decades following the Second Wo...

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World Government Summit: International learning on wellbeing

February 25, 2019

By Aideen McGinley, Chair of the Embedding Wellbeing in Northern Ireland Advisory Group and Co-Chair of the Carnegie Roundtable on Measuring Wellbeing in Northern Ireland.

Earlier this month, 4,000 experts, world leaders, policymakers, academics and government representatives from 195 countries met in the United Arab Emirates at the  World Government Summit ...

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Purpose, Partnerships and Best Practice: The Case for a Data Sharing Framework

February 14, 2019

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

Data was seldom out of the spotlight last year - from high-profile data breaches to inappropriate data collection. Yet at the same time, pressure to use data for public benefit in order to deliver pub...

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The Benefits of Public Engagement in Data Sharing Projects

February 14, 2019

By Simon Burall, Senior Associate at Involve

  “ We have huge potential for improving people's lives with data in Scotland: world leading datasets and academic power informatics. We have a good reputation for safe and fair use of pu...

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Widening the net through evidence co-production

February 13, 2019

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

Yesterday, the Civic Universities Commission published its report looking into how universities can contribute to wellbeing of the places they inhabit. I was delighted that the Commission loudly ...

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A network of hope?

February 11, 2019

By Dr Hugh Ellis, Policy Director, Town and Country Planning Association

It might not be immediately obvious why anyone would want to have a relationship with a planner let alone an organisation dedicated to promoting the values of a planning movement whose achievements ar...

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What lessons can Scotland learn from international Basic Income pilots?

February 5, 2019

By Mhairi Paterson, Basic Income Policy Officer at North Ayrshire Council

This week, the Carnegie UK Trust published a new report ‘ Exploring the Practicalities of a Basic Income Pilot: Insights from around the Globe. ’ In this blog Mhairi Paterson, Basic Income Po...

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