A government that combines drastic benefit cuts and reducing public housing stock with a massive rise in unemployment (particularly youth unemployment) will see a return to the rough sleeper numbers we saw under Thatcher.
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Tony Walsh left a career in regeneration behind to pursue his passion for poetry. But the two have more in common than he ever imagined, as Austin Macauley discovers
This week, as one of Britain’s wealthiest entrepreneurs gives us his self-help message - a peculiarly ironic statement in England’s most deprived city -, I’ll be taking it with a large pinch of salt.
It’s not a faith issue at all, but one of the double standards across the social enterprise and charity landscape. Why else would one hospice open a charity shop in a small town when another hospice already has one? This is the kind of competitive behaviour you get from Tesco and Starbucks, not organisations you’d expect to collaborate.
We're not claiming a community allotment or a gated alleyway planted with hanging baskets can save the world. But it'll make an appreciable difference to the quality of life of those who use the space. Multiply that across hundreds of similar projects and it starts to look interesting.
Most of the really challenging issues require systemic change to occur, they do not fall in the remit of any one organisation. So how can we gain traction to move forward?
No matter how many acronyms we come up with or partnerships we invent, economic development is still too focused on growth as a virtue in itself, rather than how this expansion in scale, supply chains, investment and capital, links to the creation of a better place for people. There is a tendency to assume that if we can just get the growth in the door, then the rest will take care of itself. The market will provide.
Symbiosis between old and new technologies offers the best way to ensure the digital revolution benefits all sections of society, says Ivan Tennant
The Social Action & Research Foundation (SARF) is a new social enterprise that will co-produce policy solutions with different communities in order to eradicate poverty.
Cheltenham Connect is a community initiative that has, through a whirlwind of activity, revived community spirit in south Cheltenham.