Way beyond Workington Man

November 4, 2019

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

In the 1990s, it was Essex Man. In 2003, it was Worcester Woman. And now, over decade later, it’s Workington Man – a short-hand soundbite which sums up a key voter demographic. The message is clea...

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Supporting Libraries, Supporting our Future: towards a blueprint for a collaborative support infrastructure in England

October 31, 2019

By Jenny Peachey, Senior Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

 

At the end of September 2019, Libraries Connected, CILIP and Carnegie UK Trust published a report scoping the structural support that can be brought into the wider national operating environment for...

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Today for Tomorrow: Supporting the Future Generations Bill

October 30, 2019

by Hannah Ormston, Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

Last week, Lord John Bird introduced a new Future Generations Bill in the House of Lords. The Bill strives to ensure that public bodies act responsibly and in a way that observes the Future Generati...

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Treorchy and Scarborough are Talk of the Town

October 28, 2019

by Hannah Ormston, Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

People embody the local story of the place they live. They help to form an ongoing narrative of the future and are pivotal in shaping external perspectives of a place. These stories have the capacity ...

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Can good work help unscramble the productivity puzzle?

October 24, 2019

by Gail Irvine, Senior Policy and Development Officer

Our partnership project with the RSA has been considering how ‘good work’ contributes to solving the UK productivity puzzle. That is, the riddle of why the UK today underperforms internationally...

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Moving kindness “off the page”

October 18, 2019

by Ben Thurman, Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

There is a sense that something is happening around kindness. Whether it is in response to a political and media discourse that feels anything but kind, or the sense that public services are strugglin...

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From what we do to how we do it: a conversation on coproduction

October 14, 2019

by Ben Thurman, Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

There is a feeling that something is changing in the way that we consider knowledge and evidence. That there is an appetite for discussion about how the state provides services, how we build trust bet...

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Digital, Safeguarding and Kindness: Exploring Organisation Policies

October 4, 2019

by Anna Grant, Senior Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

This is the second blog in the #NotWithoutMe Lab series exploring Digital and Social Media Use in Youth Support, with a particular focus on organisational digital policies and practice. The key theme...

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A place-based approach to growing the Living Wage movement

October 3, 2019

By Lynn Anderson, National Coordinator, Living Wage Places Scotland

The number of working people living in poverty has risen sharply over the past 25 years due to a variety of factors including inadequacy of social security, strained public services, stagnating wages ...

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Talk of the Town

October 1, 2019

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

What do Dracula, Shakespeare and Eric Morecambe all have in common? These notable figures are all used by the respective towns they are associated with – by Whitby, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Morecamb...

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