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Blog: What do we really know about levels of homelessness in this country?

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Outreach work in the city of Birmingham has shown me that the effects of homelessness are malignant and often rapid.

When volunteering in a frontline organisation to provide food, support and advice to the homeless population, it became clear to me that those issues which may have led to...

Blog: Technological innovation – a gift or a curse for young people’s mental health?

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“If you are lucky enough to look under 25 you will be asked to prove that you are over 18”.

This phrase should be familiar enough to anyone that’s entered a licensed retailer in the UK. However, if we put aside looks (and alcohol) for the moment, just how “lucky” are you really if born around...

Could release of new NHS Digital dataset herald broader embrace of evidence-based interventions?

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Could release of new NHS Digital dataset herald broader embrace of evidence-based interventions?

Last week’s release of an extensive dataset from NHS Digital regarding the Mental Health of Children and Young People in England – see here – offers fascinating, if troubling, insights on the...

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...

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...

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...

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