Big and small should join forces to scale up innovation

Two Fellows of the Clore Social Leadership Programme have produced research which suggests that large charities and housing organisations can develop social innovation and improve their effectiveness by working to ‘scale up’ the innovations of smaller organisations and individuals.

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Dealing with derelict/disused buildings and land

Locality has a questionnaire for community groups on ‘Dealing with Derelict Buildings and Disused Land’, at http://www.clicktools.com/survey?iv=yiytndcmileo. This is connected with their campaign to gather as much information as possible about precious buildings at risk of decay and dereliction, due to poor ownership, http://locality.org.uk/our-work/policy/precious-building-risk/.

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Get the poverty, housing and care data

Joseph Rowntree Foundation has a new website to “get the facts”: visualisation and analysis of poverty, housing and care data. Go to JRF Data http://data.jrf.org.uk to explore graphs, charts and maps showing the latest data and analysis of trends, with more pages to come.

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