Policy area: Society & diversity

Reports

Manifesto for a thriving world: IIED’s connected ambition, 2024 and beyond

This report from UK think tank the International Institute for Environment and Development presents their refreshed approach to impact. Following a year of review and dialogue, this manifesto presents IIED's refreshed approach to impact. This new approach to working on problems, in equitable learning partnerships, focuses on specific propositions to progress towards a thriving world....

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Shared goals

This report from UK think tank British Future explores the unique power of club football to foster a shared sense of identity across people from different backgrounds. Support for club football reaches across our society, spanning political, social and ethnic divides. ‘Shared Goals: The power of football to connect diverse communities’ sets out new research...

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Illustrating the relationship between poverty and NHS services

This report from UK think tank The King's Fund illustrates the relationship between poverty and NHS services. Currently it is estimated that more than one in five people in the UK are living in poverty. Living in poverty has a profound impact on people’s health and how they use NHS services. From greater prevalence of...

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A pro bono bonus

This report from UK think tank Pro Bono Economics looks at the impact of volunteering on wages and productivity. Charities play a vital role in the effective functioning of society, often supporting the most vulnerable groups, including the youngest, the oldest and those with physical and mental health needs. In supporting these groups, charities rely...

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Social Care 360

This report from UK think tank the King's Fund states that there is little to suggest that social care has turned a corner. 2022/23 saw a possible change to a recent trend in publicly funded adult social care. Since 2015/16, more people have been asking for social care support but fewer people have been getting...

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Independent schools: what does the public think?

This report from UK think tank Civitas looks at public support for the right of independent schools to exist. Civitas's Commission on the Future for Independent Schools is currently undertaking a major programme of research on independent schools and their role in England today. We are hoping to contribute to the public discussion by providing...

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The UK Insecure Work Index 2024

This report from UK think tank the Work Foundation suggests that work has become less secure in the UK in the last year. New in-depth research suggests that work has become less secure in the UK in the last year as workers have faced the worst cost of living crisis for 41 years. Three in...

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Creative Crossroads: sustainability and well-being in Wales’ creative sector

This paper from UK think tank the Institute of Welsh Affairs reports on the Creative Crossroads event organised by the Institute of Welsh Affairs with support from Creative Wales. Titled Creative Crossroads: Well-being & Sustainability in the Creative Industries, the event explored the challenges of funding, persisting precariousness, and sustainability in the creative sector in...

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The economic benefits of LENS treatment for people with anxiety

This report from UK think tank Pro Bono Economics shows the economic benefits of LENS treatment for people with anxiety. Anxiety disorders affect large parts of the population and their impact can be debilitating. Most people experience some symptoms of anxiety in response to stress or danger; however, anxiety becomes a problem when it is...

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Giving back better

This report from UK think tank Onward looks at unlocking philanthropy in the UK. Philanthropy is a vital source of economic and social capital. It brings with it wealth in many forms – in funding, expertise, networks, and innovative thinking to solve pressing problems. In the current climate where an alarming number of charities are...

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Equal footing

This report from UK think tank the Fabian Society sets out why we cannot afford to ignore inequality. For a long time, the UK was viewed as a leader in promoting equality. Yet as this pamphlet explains, over recent years that reputation has been substantially diminished. On a rhetorical level, the Conservative government has never...

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Diversity in the next parliament

This report from UK think tank British Future looks at analysis and projections of the ethnic and gender balance of the House of Commons in 2024. New British Future analysis and projections, based candidate selections, find ethnic minority representation in parliament is set to rise to around 12% after the General Election, regardless of the...

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Proposing change

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at how same-sex marriage became a government success story.

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Opening opportunities

This report from UK think tank Pro Bono Economics looks at improving employment prospects for autistic people. In every sector of the UK economy, there are skills shortages and an ongoing battle for talent. Yet there is a pool of talent, willing to work, which often goes untapped. Only three in 10 autistic people are...

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Two nations

This report from UK think tank the Centre for Social Justice sheds light on the exacerbated challenges faced by the most deprived communities. The UK is in danger of sliding back into the “Two Nations” of the Victorian era marked by a widening gulf between mainstream society and a depressed and poverty-stricken underclass. Breakdown Britain,...

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Related Events

3 June 2024

Location: Online

Think tank: The David Hume Institute

The economy in plain English with Robbie Mochrie

This event hosted by UK think tank the David Hulme Institute discusses 'How to Think Like an Economist - Great Economists Who Shaped the World and What They Can Teach Us'. Join journalist Clare English and David Hume Institute Director, Susan Murray in conversation with Dr Robbie Mochrie to discuss, How to Think Like an...

5 June 2024

Location: Online

Think tank: Pro Bono Economics

A civil alliance

This event hosted by UK think tank Pro Bono Economics aims to develop richer and more powerful connections between the civil service and civil society. Civil society and the civil service often work to a common purpose – after all, both are concerned with the ‘civil’, namely citizens and their concerns. However, a disconnect can...

7 June 2024

Location: St Saviourgate, York

Think tank: Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Reimagining wealth to support a more equitable and just future

This event hosted by UK think tank the Joseph Rowntree Foundation will be supporting a day of discussions on the theme of reimaging wealth.  JRF works to speed up and support the transition to a more equitable and just future, free from poverty, in which people and planet can flourish. Reimagining ‘wealth’ is central to...