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Using research evidence: a practice guide

Alliance for Useful Evidence “This practice guide has been created to help you use research evidence to improve your work. It will help you: Learn about evidence-informed decision-making, and why research is an essential element of it. Understand the different scenarios when using evidence can help you, as well as the types of evidence you might need at different stages of development. Explore different types of evidence, how to choose the most appropriate and how […]

Innovation for Active Communities

Leonard Cheshire will use a £1million loan from Nesta’ Innovate To Save Programme, to develop and scale their IAC project across Wales. Innovation for Active Communities (IAC – formerly known as Prime Members Club) offers adults receiving direct payments a way to pool their one-to-one support hours. These can then be used against a variety of group-based social activities at varying times of the week, reducing the number of carers needed to support the activities and […]

Connected Communities Innovation Fund grantees

In September 2017, Nesta and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport launched the Connected Communities Innovation Fund. The fund focuses on how we can incorporate non-traditional modes of volunteering – often informal – to tap into the skills and experiences of people within communities. Here are 12 of the 16 grantees who have proposed innovations to mobilise many more people, and to support people and places to thrive, alongside public services. Read more about […]