Guest Blog: The Need for Affordable Credit

February 29, 2016

Written by Keith Dryburgh, Policy Manager, Citizens Advice Scotland

Credit has long been a complex and controversial – but ultimately essential – part of our society. It enables consumers to buy homes and cars; it allows businesses and the economy to expand; and i...

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GUEST BLOG: KEEP ON LEARNING – SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IS KEY TO HYPERLOCAL SUCCESS

January 20, 2016

Written by Emma Meese and Hannah Scarbrough, Cardiff University’s Centre for Community Journalism.

Back in 2014, the UK’s largest ever survey of community journalists found that over half (52.1%) of respondents had no journalistic training or experience whatsoever. However, this has not impeded a...

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Guest Blog: Innovation in the Public Sector

January 19, 2016

Written by Sarah Hamilton-Fairley, Chief Executive of StartHere

The case for innovation ‘If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.’ Abraham Maslow It will come as no surprise that the public sector is facing s...

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A Call to Action for the Common Good

January 8, 2016

Written by Steve Wyler, Associate of the Carnegie UK Trust, and a member of the Call to Action for the Common Good initiative.

In 2015 the Carnegie UK Trust organised a series of dinners on the ‘common good’, in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff, with small groups of well-connected individuals from different sectors. In the...

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IMPROVING PUBLIC HEALTH THROUGH OUR PUBLIC PLACES

December 10, 2015

Written by Lauren Pennycook, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

'Health is something that is created by people within the everyday settings of their life' , according to former Chief Medical Officer for Scotland Sir Harry Burns. But are the places we live in act...

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Common Good Charities

December 8, 2015

Written by Steve Wyler, Associate of the Carnegie UK Trust, and a member of the Call to Action for the Common Good initiative.

Llandudno in late November was a wet, windy, and wonderful setting for the annual gathering of charities in Wales, brought together by Wales Council for Voluntary Action. The theme of the event was ...

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GUEST BLOG: CLUB SODA ON THE ENABLING STATE CHALLENGE

December 3, 2015

Written By Laura Willoughby, Club Soda

Club Soda is not quite 12 months old. We launched in January 2015, and have so far managed to 'bootstrap' our enterprise on dribbles of cash from small business loans, grants, and inv...

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A Fairer Fife by 2030

December 1, 2015

Written by Lauren Pennycook, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

With a Fife Council budget of £1.168 billion, an NHS Fife budget of £644 million and a combined staff of over 26,000 capable, knowledgeable and committed people, how can Fife become a fair region fo...

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Common Good Communities

November 17, 2015

Written by Steven Wyler, Associate of the Carnegie UK Trust, and a member of the Call to Action for the Common Good initiative.

With a Fife Council budget of £1.168 billion, an NHS Fife budget of £644 million and a combined staff of over 26,000 capable, knowledgeable and committed people, how can Fife become a fair region fo...

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EVALUATING CARNEGIE LIBRARY LAB

November 10, 2015

In times of public sector spending reviews and with many services facing cuts, the importance of ensuring that these services are highly-valued, needs-led and adaptable cannot be overstated. Having le...

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