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Switched On : Exploring the Challenge of Adequate Digital Access for All Children and Young People

February 1, 2019

Switched On brings together recent research and evidence about key issues related to digital inclusion, with a particular focus on children and young people. Digital access is complex picture with multiple factors driving, compounding and impacting those who are included or excluded.The report explores a number of features of the digital inclusion debate including analysing the components that comprise appropriate digital access, examines the impacts around a lack of access, maps exclusion factors in the UK and outlines the current policy and practice landscape, including successful interventions.

Children and Youth; Employment and Labour; Minorities, Social Inclusion, Multiculturalism; Socio-economic Development, Poverty

Quantifying Kindness, Public Engagement and Place

November 1, 2018

Quantifying kindness, public engagement and place presents findings from the first ever quantitative survey on kindness in communities and public services. The data reveals a reassuring and yet complex picture of kindness in the UK and Ireland, with generally high levels of kindness reported, but at the same time variations in experiences between jurisdictions and across social groups.The research also sheds light on how people describe the place they live in, revealing that two in five people in the UK self-identify as living in a town; and provides insights into people's sense of control over public services, and how they perceive and act upon various methods of public engagement.The data was collected by Ipsos MORI, on behalf of the Carnegie UK Trust; surveys were run with representative random sampling of approximately 1,000 people in each of the five legislative jurisdictions in the UK and Ireland

Health; Human Rights, Citizenship, Democracy

A Digital World for All? Findings from a Programme of Digital Inclusion for Vulnerable Young People across the UK

January 1, 2017

Not all young people have the basic digital skills needed to prosper in our online world. A digital world for all? explores the issues of digital exclusion amongst vulnerable young people. The #NotWithoutMe programme challenges the assumption that young people are 'digital natives' and have basic digital skills or access to learning opportunities. The report's main findings are drawn from four, year-long pilot projects run across the UK (two based in England, one in Scotland and one in Northern Ireland). The report provides a range of recommendations to help further develop innovative practice and policy interventions in this area.

Children and Youth; Minorities, Social Inclusion, Multiculturalism; Science and Technology

Kinder Communities : The Power of Everyday Relationships

October 1, 2016

There is a body of evidence that consistently shows that positive relationships and kindness are at the very heart of our wellbeing.  In this discussion paper Carnegie Associate Zoe Ferguson starts a process to engage directly with people who want to inject kindness back into their work and communities.  This discussion paper explores the evidence on the impact of everyday relationships and kindness on individual and societal wellbeing, and community empowerment and develops a theory of change.  Over the coming months the project aims to learn with communities and organisations involved in developing practical approaches to encourage kinder communities.

Employment and Labour; Health; Minorities, Social Inclusion, Multiculturalism; Peace and Conflict

InterAction : How Can Academics and the Third Sector Work Together to Influence Policy and Practice?

April 1, 2016

In this report Carnegie Fellow Professor Mark Shucksmith argues that to make an impact on social policy universities must work more closely with civil society.  The report: explores the different approaches of both sectors to knowledge and evidence; investigates the obstacles and challenges to collaboration; highlights examples of successful interactions; and makes a series of recommendations to those in the third sector, academia and the research funding councils as to how more positive collaboration can be encourage.

Collaborative Philanthropy and Partnerships; Science and Technology

The Carnegie Position on Enterprise

March 1, 2015

The Carnegie UK Trust has a 100 year history of empowering young people and supporting access to high-quality education and projects which help young people to develop their skills and improve their employability. The Trust's position paper on enterprise demonstrates how access to high-quality enterprise education and entrepreneurial learning has the potential to improve students' knowledge, skills and attitudes towards self-employment which can create economic activity and jobs, and highlights examples of good practice from across the UK and Ireland.

Children and Youth; Education; Employment and Labour

A Route Map to an Enabling State

June 1, 2014

This document is the final report of a thematic research carried out by The Carnegie UK Trust. In this document, Sir John Elvidge presents the Enabling State and sets out eight steps that governments can take to improve the well-being of all sections of our society to support individuals and communities to achieve positive change and ensure that the most vulnerable people are not left behind.

Human Rights, Citizenship, Democracy; Minorities, Social Inclusion, Multiculturalism; Socio-economic Development, Poverty

Making Digital Real: Case Studies of How to Help the Final Fifth Get Online

March 1, 2014

We live in the digital age -- but a fifth of the UK population do not have access to the internet. How can we help everyone to get online and enjoy the benefits that connectivity can offer?

Minorities, Social Inclusion, Multiculturalism; Science and Technology

Pride in Place : Tackling Environmental Incivilities : Local Environmental Problems and Wellbeing

September 1, 2012

Evidence suggests that neighbourhood environmental incivilities such as litter, graffiti and dog fouling have a real and meaningful impact on people's wellbeing on a daily basis -- and these problems are currently falling through the gaps in public policy. They are too often seen as trivial and unimportant issues. It is this challenge that is addressed in this policy paper. published by the Carnegie UK Trust.

Environment and Sustainable Development

The Shape of Civil Society to Come

January 1, 2008

Drawing on the findings of the report 'The shape of civil society to come', this report describes a number of scenarios that are designed to illustrate what the future might hold for civil society, looking out to 2025. The purpose of the scenarios are to stimulate further deliberation about what actions might need to be taken now to take advantage of emerging opportunities or diminish possible threats to civil society.

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector, Civil Society

Scenarios For Civil Society

October 1, 2007

Drawing on the findings of the report 'The shape of civil society to come', this report describes a number of scenarios that are designed to illustrate what the future might hold for civil society, looking out to 2025. The purpose of the scenarios are to stimulate further deliberation about what actions might need to be taken now to take advantage of emerging opportunities or diminish possible threats to civil society.

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector, Civil Society

For the Common Good? The Changing Role of Civil Society in the UK and Ireland

June 1, 2006

This report examines the role of civil society in tackling concerns about the democratic deficit, the issue of legitimacy and accountability of civil society and how to strengthen it in the UK and Ireland. A bibliography is included.

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector, Civil Society

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