Kindness and Public Policy. Really?

March 6, 2017

Julia Unwin, Carnegie Fellow

This blog was originally published by Julia Unwin at   There are words that are rarely used in public policy, or if they are used they come with an accompanying grimace. Kind...

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Exchanging ideas in Wooler

February 27, 2017

Written by Gina Wilson, Carnegie UK Trust

'Could our town lose its future?' That's powerful motivation to look for new ideas. Wooler in Northumberland and Broughshane in Northern Ireland are both vibrant towns with engaged and proac...

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Valuing Youth Talent

February 21, 2017

Written by Laura Peacock, Key Relationships Manager at Investors in People Scotland @lauracpeacock

It can be tough being young and looking for work. Recent research analysis commissioned by the Carnegie UK Trust confirms that youth unemployment is consistently higher than the rate for the rest of...

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Why Twin Towns could be the secret ingredient

February 6, 2017

By Gina Wilson, Carnegie UK Trust

Carnegie UK is excited to welcome five brand new twin town partnerships across the four countries of the UK. Broughshane & Wooler Newbiggin-by-the-Sea & Withernsea Whitburn &...

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Does the new data economy contribute to the public benefit?

January 27, 2017

By Simon Burall, Senior Associate of Involve.

As part of our Digital Futures work stream, The Carnegie UK Trust is working in partnership with Involve . We will be investigating how data sharing can be harnessed for the public good while addres...

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Cook2Learn – a Library Lab Journey

January 17, 2017

by Frances Tout, Community Librarian, North Somerset Library Service

In May last year my Library Lab journey kicked off with our first Carnegie Partners’ meeting at Manchester Central Library. Since then my Library Lab Cook2Learn project has grown and developed from ...

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Taking on TestTown

January 15, 2017

Written by Leigh Brown, City Development Team, Perth & Kinross Council @ent_fellow

I was first involved in TestTown in 2013, working with the Carnegie UK Trust to develop the programme that finally saw 11 businesses open for a weekend of trading across Dunfermline High Street. I s...

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Future Libraries Hackathon – what did the teams create?

November 18, 2016

by Anna Grant, Carnegie UK Trust

'Reimagining the role and functions of the library'. That's what our recent  Future Libraries Hackathon  set out to do in Edinburgh's technology incubator, CodeBase. The Carnegie UK trust ,  Sc...

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Turnaround towns – learning from international experience

November 18, 2016

by Rebekah Menzies, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

With Scotland’s Towns Week now behind us, it is an opportune time to reflect on the place of towns and their socioeconomic development in policy making, both in Scotland and across the rest of the U...

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More and Better Jobs: Finding Fulfilling Work

November 17, 2016

by Gail Irvine, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

The question of how to create better jobs, as well as more jobs, is an urgent public policy question. The economic recession and resulting flat-lining of pay over the past decade has only exacerbated ...

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