Learning from lockdown: 12 steps to eliminate digital exclusion

October 15, 2020

Written by Georgina Bowyer, Anna Grant and Douglas White

It is time to act on digital exclusion.  Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the scale of digital exclusion in the UK has been exposed and exacerbated beyond previous understanding. In response, new ini...

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Addressing the “infodemic” through a focus on online system design

October 14, 2020

By Professor Lorna Woods, University of Essex, William Perrin, Trustee, Carnegie UK Trust and Maeve Walsh, Carnegie Associate

The design of online platforms and services shapes the information environment that users experience. That principle has underlined the development of our proposal for a statutory duty of care for onl...

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The impact of Covid-19 on social care in Scotland

October 12, 2020

James Fletcher, Director, ARC Scotland

In this guest blog, James Fletcher, Director ARC Scotland , responds to the Trust’s Guiding principles for an Enabling State , and considers how Covid-19 has accelerated change in social ...

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Going digital or going bust

October 8, 2020

By Rebecca White, CEO Your Own Place

This is the first in a new blog & vlog series ‘ Our Digital Lockdown Journey ’ exploring how organisations have managed to continue providing vital services when Covid-19 restrictions hav...

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Citizen centred and future focussed: Community hubs during COVID-19

September 30, 2020

by Lauren Pennycook, Senior Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

The COVID-19 emergency has confirmed that the needs of the most vulnerable in our society are holistic - food and fuel, medication and money matters - not fitting neatly into one service, sector or si...

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How Councils can help people build better relationships

September 17, 2020

by Tony Clements, voluntary associate at the Relationships Project.

I’m a big fan of TED Talks. 15 minute injections of interesting ideas by smart people very well delivered. I also like evidence. My two favourite TED Talks are about relationships. One is from R...

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The time of the town

September 14, 2020

by Lauren Pennycook, Senior Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

'Return to work is too late to save centre stores, warn retailers '. 'Coronavirus: Working from home damaging economy, Raab warns '. ‘ Commons Treasury Committee cast doubt on a return to city cen...

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Online Harms – Interlocking Regulation

September 11, 2020

By William Perrin, Trustee, Carnegie UK Trust and Professor Lorna Woods, University of Essex

The statutory duty of care approach to online harms gives regulators a new route to protect the vulnerable and make markets work better where social media might have caused harm. The statutory duty a...

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Online harms: where are we now?

September 10, 2020

By Maeve Walsh, Carnegie Associate

Parliament has returned to business this week and the countdown to the introduction of the Government’s online harms proposals is now underway in earnest. The last formal update on the Online Harms ...

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Can a wellbeing approach help towns to flourish?

September 2, 2020

by Liz Zeidler, Chief Executive of Centre for Thriving Places

Two in five people in the UK live in towns yet all too often funding and attention goes to larger, more metropolitan areas or regions. Discussion on towns seem to focus primarily on decline - rather t...

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