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Volunteer impact celebrated in week long event

June 7, 2019

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This week is Volunteers’ Week in the UK, celebrating the 12m people who volunteer with charities every year. And the impact of volunteering can be huge. Nearly 95% of parents suffering with mental health issues saw an improvement thanks to the support of a home-visiting volunteer, research by academics at Cardiff University has shown. Family […]

UK honours grassroots campaigners

May 31, 2019

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Ten grassroots campaigners have been honoured at a UK-wide awards ceremony for the impact of their work. Each year, the Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) celebrates the best campaigns and campaigners working in social enterprises, charities and individuals. Winners of this year’s awards include Recovery Space which helps the tens of thousands of people in the […]

Can libraries still have a role in modern society?

May 24, 2019

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Dusty libraries filled to the brim with ancient tomes are a thing of the past. In a digital age, today's libraries are adapting to be relevant to modern society.

Welcome to a social enterprise utopia

May 10, 2019

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We need a new, better, future for work. One which moves away from materialism, but which respects the role that stock markets and a demand led economy can play.

Let’s talk about money

May 3, 2019

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There's a taboo that we shouldn't talk about money. But this reluctance in Britain has led to charities missing out on GBP560m.

Will Extinction Rebellion mark the start of more direct action?

April 26, 2019

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Environment protests have reached a new level with Extinction Rebellion in 33 countries. Now, the tactics used could inspire a new wave of radical protest.

Lags the way to do it

April 19, 2019

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In the UK, many prison reformers are now turning to social enterprises and charities to work out innovative new ways of ensuring prisoners don't re-offend.