So my advice to you is to find the Terrys in your community. Listen to them and nurture their activism. To create tomorrow’s Britain, everyone needs to talk about Terry!
Why does the government regard graduates seeking a leg-up in a potentially lucrative career worthy of at least the minimum wage, whilst other young people are being forcibly shoved into slavery?
There will always be a need for specialist social policy journalists. And if we value them, we must find ways to pay for them. But the role they play in future will be different.
With 450 SEM holders, there is now a critical mass of organisations and supporters that can take control of the brand and make it more relevant to the movement. In suggesting this, the charitable turn taken in the SEM criteria represents an obstacle to the advancement of social democracy in enterprise development.
What is really needed is a localised approach to developing and embedding apprenticeships into the every day practices of the public, commercial and social sectors.
If Markusen, and the civic economy are right, conversation is the new tool for effective and creative placemaking.
Yet we suspect Neet rates will worsen. As public sector cuts begin to bite, services for Neets will be affected. The third sector is often already strained. The labour market is also weak, and there’s evidence that the recovery is being led by London and the southeast, and there are simply fewer new jobs being created in other parts of the country.
The fuel poor tend to underheat their homes. This is a critical issue in meeting the Green Deal’s ‘Golden Rule’… If a fuel-poor home uses significantly less heating fuel than predicted, it will be virtually impossible to meet the Golden Rule and the household will be worse off.
In Regeneration to enable growth: What Government is doing in support of community-led regeneration, the government presented an approach to regeneration which broadly suggested it must be about economic growth.
There are a number of joined up approaches to real local sustainability developing around the country… but it’s still complex, and some issues will take 20 years rather than the five-year span of an elected government.