August 2017 Publications

A Place to Give- London's Giving, July 2017

London’s Giving is an initiative of London Funders, and funded by The City of London Corporation’s charity City Bridge Trust. Its report, A Place to Give: London’s Place-Based Giving Movement in the Spotlight reveals that between 2014 and 2016 five place-based giving schemes (PBGS) in Islington, Hackney, Kensington & Chelsea, Kingston and Newham raised over £4.3m and distributed over £3.5m to projects and organisations helping local people. Islington Giving has been at the forefront of London’s PBGS: since its launch in 2010 it has raised over £5m and engaged 4,000 volunteers in projects addressing social isolation and mental health among Islington residents.

An Ambition Realised? – Big Lottery Fund and Realising Ambition, July 2017

This series of Programme Insights shares reflections, learning and practical implications from Realising Ambition, a £25m Big Lottery Fund programme that supports the replication of evidence-based and promising interventions designed to improve outcomes for children and young people and prevent them from entering the youth justice system.

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Another lost decade? Building a skills system for the economy of the 2030s – IPPR, July 2017

The UK economy is set to undergo significant change in the coming years. The impact of rapidly advancing technology, an ageing population and exiting the EU will leave our economy looking very different by 2030.

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Barking and Dagenham Together – Borough Manifesto, July 2017

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Britain breaking barriers: Strengthening human rights and tackling discrimination - Bright Blue, July 2017

Britain is the home of human rights. However, among a significant proportion of the population, ‘human rights’ currently have a bad reputation, especially among Conservative voters.

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Building Bridges- Bringing Councils, Communities and Indpendent Funders into Dialogue – NLGN, July 2017

Research published by NLGN has shown that as society undergoes rapid social change, independent funders are crucial to the future of placemaking.

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Children’s Commissioner’s Report on Vulnerability – Children's Commissioner July 2017

New analysis from the Children’s Commissioner for England reveals, for the first time, the scale of vulnerability among children in England. These reports bring together a range of information held by various government departments, agencies and others. Its initial analysis reveals a host of shocking statistics about the number of children living in vulnerable situations.

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Consultation: the Mayor's vision for a Diverse and Inclusive city – London Gov, June 2017

We must continue to build strong, connected communities and ensure that every Londoner can share in the prosperity of our city. To achieve this, Mayor Sadiq Khan has published his Diversity and Inclusion Vision. It sets out the future of London as a diverse, inclusive and integrated city.

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Diet, Physical Activity and Behavioural Interventions for the Treatment of Overweight or Obese Young People – London Sport, July 2017

The reviews summarise the results of 114 studies which involved more than 13,000 children and young people. They show that a combination of diet, physical activity and behavioural change interventions may reduce weight in children aged 6 to 11 years and in adolescents aged 12 to 17, but there are limitations in the studies and variation in the results.

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Disability and Transport Briefing – Partnership for Young London, July 2017

Disabled young people face some of the biggest barriers to employment of any group. This briefing looks at how transport plays a role in a disabled young person’s life; the challenges, and the impact on unemployment.

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Does Money Affect Children’s Outcomes? - Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, July 2017

This report provides an update to Does Money Affect Children’s Outcomes?: A Systematic Review, published in October 2013 (Cooper and Stewart, 2013). The original review sought to assess all the available evidence from OECD and EU countries on whether household financial resources themselves make a difference to children’s health, education and social and behavioural development.

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Ending Austerity? The priorities, price tags and practicalities for a government changing course on spending cuts – Resolution Foundation, July 2017

Britain is seven years into a prolonged period of fiscal consolidation, in which constraints on public spending have been the central feature and are set to continue for some years to come. Following the general election there has been a significant debate about the extent to which the result – and the failure of the Conservative party to secure a majority – reflected a rejection of this continued ‘austerity’ and whether the government should now change course.

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Air Quality and Equalities - Race Equality Foundation, July 2017

Concerns about the falling quality of air and its health impacts have become a significant issue in the UK, particularly in London. It is also a global problem. 

Poor air quality affects different groups of people in different areas. Some groups and people are more likely to live in areas of poor air quality and some are more likely to suffer poor outcomes as a result. 

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Flipping the narrative: Essays on transformation from the sector’s boldest voices – NPC, July 2017

Here we publish 16 essays from innovative leaders in the social sector. They’re thinking about, and putting into action, new ways of achieving social change for the causes and beneficiaries their organisations exist to serve.

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From Care to Independence Reporting – Prince’s Trust, July 2017

Read all reports connected with the From Care to Independence project.

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Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices - Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, July 2017

An independent review of modern working practices by Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts.

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Ignite: The leadership programme for local government chief executives- Collaborate et al, July 2017

Over the last year Solace – working in partnership with Collaborate, the RSA and supported by the Local Government Association – has co-designed and piloted a new kind of leadership programme for local authority chief executives.

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Insecurity and difficult decisions: how lone parents manage on low incomes – The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, July 2017

Single parents on low incomes are being hit hard by rising living costs and the benefit freeze. How do they cope with the impact of low pay and insecurity?

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Insights into the State of Funding for Girls – IG Insights, July 2017

This report examines funding for girls among private sources, both individuals and organizations.

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“I’m no criminal”; Examining the impact of prostitution-specific criminal records on women seeking to exit prostitution – NIA, July 2017

The research outlines the legal and policy context in the UK surrounding prostitution. It also reviews relevant literature relating to the impact of criminal justice measures, and specifically criminal records, on women in, and exiting, prostitution.

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Impact Measurement- Perspectives on the Front Line- Pioneers Post and Buzzacott, July 2017

This Pioneers Post special report examines the findings of the Buzzacott Social Impact Survey, which explored attitudes towards and the use of impact measurement among social purpose organisations. The survey was conducted in autumn 2016 by Buzzacott, Matter&Co and The Good Economy Partnership. It was supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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Improving Social Wellbeing in the City of London – City of London, July 2017

There is growing recognition that loneliness is a serious public health issue and that feeling lonely can have consequences for physical and mental health. There is a clear imperative for health and social care services to take action.

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Key partnerships and new research at heart of progress towards increasing Londoners' physical activity levels – London Sport, July 2017

  • Financial data shows £5.6m invested in grassroots sport across the capital in financial year to 31 March 2017
  • New research into less active Londoners points to future opportunities to support more people into physical activity
  • Significant support from key partners identified as playing key role in past year's achievements

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Poverty, evictions and forced moves – Joseph Rowntree Foundation, July 2017

The loss of a home can be a traumatic and challenging experience for anyone, and for tenants with limited financial resources this can add to other difficulties that they experience. Over 40,000 tenants were evicted from homes by landlords in 2015, and many more felt forced to move from their homes due to problems of affordability, the condition of the property, or disputes with their landlord.

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Loneliness and Disability – Sense, July 2017

A new report, Someone cares if I'm not there, explores why loneliness affects so many people with disabilities, from the perspective of disabled people themselves.

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Making sure it never happens again – Building and Social Housing Foundation, July 2017

The Grenfell Tower fire - Nothing before has posed such searching questions; nothing before has demanded such a total rethink of how this country treats its poorest citizens.

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No respect: Young BAME men, the police and stop and search – Criminal Justice Alliance, July 2017

Almost exactly 30 years after the Brixton riots, history repeated itself in the summer of 2011 in cities across Britain. Once again, one accelerant to that unrest was a perception among black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) young people that they were being unfairly treated by police forces using stop and search.

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Our plan for 14-19 Education: Coherent, Unified, Holistic – The Edge Foundation, July 2017

We are living through a unique period in which three fundamental changes are affecting our economy and society at the same time – the skills gap, the digital revolution and Brexit. Each builds upon the others to intensify the importance of a coherent and unified 14-19 phase of education that supports young people to develop the skills required for future careers.

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Putting people with lived experience in the lead – NPC, July 2017

Expert Citizens is a Stoke-based independent group of people who have all experienced multiple needs. As ambassadors of lived experience, they encourage decision-makers to listen, learn, and then lead systems change in local services to make them even better. Here the organisation’s CEO shares his experience of connecting user voice, governance, strategy, and service design.

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Rethinking Relationships: Phase One of the Inquiry into the Civic Role of Arts Organisations – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, July 2017

Through case studies, workshops and surveys of the sector we have analysed the barriers and opportunities arts organisations face in playing a civic role.

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State of the sector survey reports – Clinks, July 2017

In the latest state of sector research, organisations told Clinks that they've seen an increase in the number of people they are supporting, with more complex and immediate needs, resulting in organisations developing more flexible and creative working and recruiting more volunteers.

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Supported Options Initiative – Extended Report – Paul Hamlyn Foundation, July 2017

This report outlines the findings from an independent evaluation of phase two of the Supported Options Initiative (SOI).

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The Journey Home: Full Toolkit – Justlife, December 2016

The resources compiled here make up a toolkit that sits alongside Justlife and IPPR North’s final publication, ‘The Journey Home: building a solution to unsupported temporary accommodation’ and their aim is to aid in the implementation of recommendations made in the report.

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What the Green Groups Said: Insights from the UK Environment Sector – Environmental Funders Network, July 2017

In 2016/17, the Environmental Funders Network surveyed the chief executives of UK environmental groups. The results, summarised in What the Green Groups Said, allowed us to develop a picture of where the sector is getting its funds from, what it is spending its income on, what its key successes and failures of recent years have been, and, crucially, what its leaders think the sector needs to become markedly more effective.

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