The Brief

Our Enabling State programme of activities began in 2012 with the aim of describing the paradigm shift that is transforming the UK welfare state to an enabling state. This shift is characterised by a recognition that traditional ‘top down’ approaches can no longer solve the complex social problems that we face as a society and that the state needs to play a more facilitative and enabling role which empowers individuals and communities to have more control over their personal  wellbeing and our collective wellbeing as a society. We work with charities, local government and devolved governments across the UK to better understand this shift and identify policy tools to encourage Individual and community empowerment.

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