Location: UK


/ Good Business

20 Nov 2015


Social enterprise Find Your Spark helps at-risk young people through coaching psychology programmes that aim to raise their wellbeing and aspirations and enable them to realise their passions and potential

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/ Environment, Food

13 Nov 2015


The UK is facing the biggest dairy crisis for years, with prices slumping to 2003 levels and farms going out of business with alarming regularity. But, as Rin Hamburgh finds, there are several initiatives determined to make the most of milk in a truly sustainable way


/ Positive Travel

03 Nov 2015


See bohemian Brighton through the eyes of a local with these cheap – and often free – social sharing ideas, part of an ongoing series aiming to help people travel sustainably and connect with communities


/ Good Business

27 Oct 2015


The Integrate Movement is helping facilities such as schools and housing associations take a mental health-led approach, so that excluded people get the help they need. Nicola Slawson talks to former city accountant Michael Harris about creating this service

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/ Good Business

12 Oct 2015


Social enterprise Room for Tea connects young people undertaking internships and in need of short-term, affordable accommodation with hosts who have a spare room in their homes


/ Arts, Economics & Innovation

06 Oct 2015


More than 150 years after the heyday of the British ceramics production, things are looking more positive than for some time. Phil Tomlinson explains how a broken industry is putting itself back together

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/ New Economics, Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

05 Oct 2015


See the city through the eyes of a local with these cheap – and often free – social sharing ideas, which are part of an ongoing series aiming to help people travel sustainably and connect with communities

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/ Agriculture, Education, Food, Positive People, Youth

21 Sep 2015


Thanks to a growing awareness of sustainability issues, students around the country are swapping evenings on cheap beer for afternoons spent growing their own fruit and veg. Natalie Leal looks at the rise of edible campus initiatives

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/ Arts, Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog, Social Enterprise

18 Sep 2015


This month marks the fifth birthday of Unseen Tours, who offer alternative walks around London led by homeless guides. As the initiative celebrates a 50 percent rise in bookings this year, Naomi Tolley joins a tour of Camden with a twist

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/ Social Enterprise

07 Sep 2015


Social enterprise Supply Shack is re-distributing profits to good causes and helping others do the same


/ Economics & Innovation, Food, Social Enterprise

25 Aug 2015


A new social enterprise bakery in east London is revitalising both the local area and the employment prospects of many young people


/ Education, Wellbeing, Youth

17 Aug 2015


A new study on mindfulness aims to find out how it can boost teenagers’ mental health

At Home With Vanley Burke, 2015,  Installation photograph, courtesy Vanley Burke and Ikon. Photo by Stuart Whipps

/ Arts

13 Aug 2015


Ikon Gallery in Birmingham have launched one of their most ambitious projects to date, transporting the entire contents of photographer Vanley Burke’s Nechells flat into the gallery space and inviting everyone to explore

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/ Education

07 Aug 2015


It may not be a big surprise to learn that children who learn philosophical thinking are more confident and patient, but new evidence shows that philosophy lessons can also improve reading and maths skills


/ Economics & Innovation

27 Jul 2015


Despite an increasingly loud conversation about inequality, its root causes remain intact. Stewart Lansley argues that the government has the power to tackle the issue if only it would consider new models of debt financing


/ Social Enterprise

22 Jul 2015


Social enterprise Year Here encourages promising graduates into the social sector to apply themselves to the most pressing social issues of the day


/ Education, Technology

21 Jul 2015


Back in the 1980s the BBC introduced the Model B – a computer designed to inspire the tech innovations of the future. Now, it’s releasing the micro:bit, a handheld device that could turn Britain into a digital powerhouse


/ Environment

14 Jul 2015


Scotland’s environment secretary has challenged the nation to #MakeThingsLast with the launch of a social media engagement campaign to promote repairing, reusing and remanufacturing as part of a wider circular economy drive

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/ Economics & Innovation, Social Enterprise

08 Jul 2015


A morning cup of coffee can make or break some people’s day, but for those involved in We Walk the Line, it can make the difference to their whole lives

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/ #OwnTheMedia, Media

08 Jul 2015


Since its inception last year, the Constructive Journalism Project has worked with hundreds of staff reporters, freelance writers and students to bring more solutions-focused elements into conventional reporting. Co-founder Danielle Batist shares some lessons learned