Accessing Credit, Addressing Poverty

August 1, 2017

By Peter Kelly, Director, the Poverty Alliance

There is one thing that most people agree when it comes to debates about poverty – at the heart of the problem is a simple lack of an adequate income.  How best to address that problem is where any...

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‘Shining a Light’: Making the light go further

July 21, 2017

By Ciaran Mulholland, Associate Director, Ipsos MORI Scotland

On 10 April 2017 the Trust published its Shining a Light report which drew on data collated by Ipsos MORI about how people across the UK and Ireland use public libraries and what they think of them....

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Rise in ‘Social Seniors’ can help reduce digital exclusion

July 17, 2017

By Lyndsey Burton, founder of Choose, a UK broadband comparison site and information resource.

At a time when there’s talk in the UK of deepening generational divides, it was heartening to hear recently that the older segments of the population are increasingly joining their younger counterpa...

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Fair Finance for Young People

July 17, 2017

By Louise Macdonald,Chief Executive, Young Scot.

Do you remember your first phone contract? How about taking out a loan to buy your first car? Or was your first experience with credit your student loan? Most of us will remember making important f...

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Online data privacy and the role of library staff

July 14, 2017

by Aude Charillon, Library and Information Officer, Newcastle Libraries and Carnegie Partner

This is part of a blog series examining the theme of online data privacy and public libraries. More information about the wider project can be found here .   In the previous blog in this ...

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Reporting back: Engaging Libraries workshops

June 26, 2017

Last month we held three workshops for potential applicants to the Engaging Libraries scheme.  We were delighted to have an enthusiastic response to these, whilst sorry not to be able to accommoda...

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‘Are we all tagged pigeons now?’

June 23, 2017

by Catherine Stihler, MEP for Scotland

This is part of a blog series examining the theme of online data privacy and public libraries. More information about the wider project can be found here .   ‘Are we all tagged pigeons ...

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Putting Fairness Ambitions to Work: reflections from the next stage of the Fairer Fife Commission

June 22, 2017

Robert McGregor is a Policy Manager in the Community Directorate of Fife’s Council, tasked with implementing the recommendations of the independent Fairer Fife Commission. The task of a Fair...

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Evaluating Fairness Commissions: ‘No need to reinvent the wheel, but everyone needs their own hubcaps.’

June 21, 2017

By Gail Irvine, Policy Officer

When the Carnegie UK Trust first started looking in detail at the different Fairness Commissions that have been established around the UK, I was advised that it might be difficult to assess their stre...

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Exploring Welsh Towns

June 20, 2017

Gina Wilson, Carnegie UK Trust

Towns in Wales have a particular geography. Larger towns and cities are concentrated around the edge of Wales, along the coasts and the border with England. In the heart of Wales, there are no large t...

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