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by Clive Diaz  |  10th April 2020

With demand for child protection services increasing as people are asked to stay inside together, Clive Diaz, author of 'Decision Making in Child and Family Social Work', explores how we can keep children, young people, parents and social workers safe.…Read more

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by Geoff Mulgan  |  7th February 2020

Based on Social Innovation by Geoff Mulgan, this briefing summarises some of the key policy tools which national governments have used or considered, and which together provide a menu of options for any future national governments that want to develop a more comprehensive strategy for social innovation.…Read more

by Geoff Mulgan  |  24th January 2020

This short video, adapted from Social Innovation by Geoff Mulgan, explains the concept of social innovation.…Read more

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by Geoff Mulgan  |  23rd December 2019

Geoff Mulgan, a pioneer in the field of social innovation, shows how we only see a fraction of the potential social imagination around us.…Read more

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by Martha Gleeson  |  6th December 2019

With this year's Project for Awesome starting today, Martha Gleeson, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Bristol University Press, explores the impact the project has had and the often hidden power of engaged, online communities.…Read more

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by Geoff Mulgan  |  26th November 2019

In his new book, Social Innovation: How Societies Find the Power to Change – out today – Geoff Mulgan shows how social innovation offers a comprehensive view of what can be done to solve the global social challenges we face. This extract highlights the importance of public perceptions of government and how they should be working Read More

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In Social Innovation: How Societies Find Power to Change, out later this month, Geoff Mulgan explains how the phenomena provides answers to the most pressing global, social, economic and sustainability problems. In this extract from the book he describes why society needs both disruptors and cleaners to make social innovation happen. This idea plays out Read More

by Jacob Berkson  |  24th May 2019

We crowdfund rent though reoccurring micro donations for people who are denied access to housing because of their immigration status. Some people are forced to cross borders regularly; they arrive in this country and are not entitled to work or get housing benefit, their access to housing is non-existent. It forces people into homelessness and destitution. …Read more

by Lynne Pettinger  |  24th April 2019

The present is a time of multiple crises, and these social, environmental and economic crises affect how work is organised, what work is like, and what work does in the world.  …Read more

by Jessie Daniels  |  9th September 2016

Jessie Daniels explains why she is so passionate about open access to information - with links to download chapter 1 of her new book, 'Being a Scholar in the Digital Era', for free.…Read more