TAKING THE NEXT STEPS ON WELLBEING IN NORTHERN IRELAND

June 24, 2015

Written by Aideen McGinley, Co-Chair Carnegie Roundtable on Wellbeing in Northern Ireland

At the 'Towards  a Wellbeing Framework' conference in Belfast on 10th June I felt, yet again, touched by the essence of what I felt at the onset of devolution. A sense of hope - hope for a framework ...

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HOW CAN POLICY MAKERS SUPPORT UK HYPERLOCAL MEDIA?

June 22, 2015

Written by Damian Radcliffe, Freelance consultant, journalist and researcher

When I first started reporting on hyperlocal media in 2009 it was against a daily backdrop predicting the death of newspapers and clarion calls for public intervention to save this vital resource. ...

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AMBITION AND OPPORTUNITY – THE FIRST NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN SCOTLAND

June 2, 2015

Written by Martyn Evans, Chief Executive

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” has become a cliché. But that does not stop it being true. A poor culture within a service will undermine the best strategy. A positive culture will always a...

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SCOTTISH TOWNS AND THEIR UNUSUAL FRIENDS

April 30, 2015

Written by Martyn Evans, Chief Executive

Understanding Scottish Places ( www.usp.scot ) is a new and exciting online resource offered to people and organisations interested in improving wellbeing in towns across Scotland. It was created by ...

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GUEST BLOG: 10 WAYS HYPERLOCAL MEDIA IS CONTRIBUTING TO UK JOURNALISM

April 27, 2015

Written by Damian Radcliffe, Freelance consultant, journalist and researcher

Hyperlocal media is a small but significant part of the UK’s local media landscape. With decade old sites like the London SE1 community website and OnTheWight being joined by newcomers ...

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FAIRER FIFE COMMISSION CALLS FOR EVIDENCE

April 15, 2015

Written By Lauren Pennycook, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

Last month, in the space of a few days, reports emerged of ‘ hidden poverty ’ North East Fife, while in Central Fife; £35,000 was approved for Glenrothes Foodbank , a very public indicator of pov...

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GUEST BLOG: PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRIBUTION IN THE AGE OF THE ALGORITHM

April 1, 2015

Written by William Perrin, Founder of Talk About Loc

Imagine if one day the TV transmitter decided that it didn’t want to broadcast BBC news, because it was too boring, the transmitter also didn’t like Panorama much and felt strongly that In the Nig...

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SEEDS, SHOOTS & LEAVES

March 27, 2015

Written by Gina Wilson, Senior Project Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

Spring is here. The green shoots a sign of all that goes on beneath the surface. The early months of 2015 have seen a number of developments for Growing Livelihoods. 6th-7th January brough...

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Continuing Carnegie’s legacy in enterprise

March 18, 2015

Written By Lauren Pennycook, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

" The magic of ownership works wonders, not only upon the soil but upon the happy working owner thereof"  was the firm belief of our founder and internationally celebrated entrepreneur Andrew Carnegi...

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GUEST BLOG: TOWARDS A WELLBEING FRAMEWORK – A STARTING POINT FOR STORMONT

March 13, 2015

Written by Aideen McGinley, Co-Chair of the Carnegie Roundtable on Measuring Wellbeing in Northern Ireland.

A new report from the Carnegie Roundtable on Measuring Wellbeing in Northern Ireland provides an opportunity for the Northern Ireland Executive to engage in a process to create a compelling new nar...

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