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Commons Select Committee calls for new early intervention strategy backed by robust data

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Commons Select Committee calls for new early intervention strategy backed by robust data

MPs from the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology – chaired by the Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk Norman Lamb – have suggested that the provision of early interventions...

House of Commons Select Committee inquires after clear impact of educational interventions

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House of Commons Select Committee inquires after clear impact of educational interventions

On September 14th MPs heard from expert witnesses how moving beyond an overly rigid focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) within the national curriculum to a more holistic...

Guest Blog: Brian Holman, Manager of Cambridge Cyrenians

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Guest blog: Brian Holman, Manager of Cambridge Cyrenians

Cambridge Cyrenians is a local charity which has been providing accommodation and support to homeless men and women for 50 years. We currently offer 101 bed spaces across 20 different schemes. This includes specialist accommodation for ex-...

Celebrating Volunteers' Week: how employers benefit

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Most volunteers probably don't give up their time to make their employer happy, but many organisations are becoming more aware of the importance of volunteering, as part of their corporate responsibility, and for the benefits it brings to employees.

We have already talked about the...

The "Enlightened Economist" blog

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Diane Coyle writes about her lecture for PBE last night, and some of the responses to it - positive and negative - on her Enlightenment Economics blog: Positive, normative and provocative economics....

Gus O'Donnell's blog on "Better Government"

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This piece by Lord O'Donnell originally featured in the Constitution Unit Blog on 29th October 2013.

Better Government: Gus O’Donnell answers back

Six months ago i gave my...

Celebrating Volunteers' Week: the benefits to volunteers

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Yesterday we shared some information about the economic value that volunteering can create, but there are also private benefits for individual volunteers, and they may be even greater than volunteers might expect.

Benefits for volunteers

Survey data have shown there is a wide...

What has economics got to do with perinatal depression?

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First published 14 July 2015 in Civil Society Governance. Read the original post here .

Andrea Lee explains how, despite not knowing much about the specific issues, she was...

International Volunteer Day 2016: How can volunteering benefit your career?

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International Volunteer Day 2016: How can volunteering benefit your career?

By Daniel Henry

One of the biggest barriers to volunteering is a lack of time due to our working commitments. So on this year’s International Volunteer Day, we ask; what if you could volunteer by using...

Is our sport upside down? Should we focus our resources on the grassroots?

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Have we got our sporting priorities wrong? By Mark Gregory, Chief Economist at EY

This article is taken from Mark Gregory's blog. Original post here...

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