Using evidence to make informed decisions is an essential part of providing the right services; Nancy Hey looks at the wider lessons to be learned from a recent review of the evidence about the effectiveness of music therapy.
A new report for Lloyds Bank Foundation has found a commissioning process that is excluding smaller charities and consequently struggling to provide the services that are needed to the people that need them. Paul Streets explains.
Want to help redesign local democracy? Well, here’s your chance; Notwestminster is back! Spencer Wilson explains what it's all about and how to get involved.
Viewpoint: Accountability, regulation and leadership in our school system – exploring a ten-year vision
The rapid expansion of the academies programme in 2010 has had a significant effect on our school system with the inevitable knock on effect of many strands of accountability and regulation that are in place and seemingly with even more on the horizon, writes Nick MacKenzie.
Sara Lopez discusses the role of design skills in engaging people in the development of social innovation projects in London and in India.
Three years ago Changing London was set up with the aim of capturing and debating ideas from London's citizens about what they wanted for their city in the future - David Robinson, one of the founding members explains why and what happened.
The Big Draw is a national arts education charity that promotes visual literacy and the universal language of drawing – in its broadest sense - as a tool for learning, expression and invention. Director Kate Mason explains, as she introduces their Big Draw Festival taking place this month.
Councillor Kieran Quinn, Leader of Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, questions the recent policy change on housing benefit for young people.
The problems of the NHS do not exist in a vacuum. Older people are getting caught between the cogs of a complex and under-resourced system that is struggling to offer the right care, in the right place and at the right time. A new report from The King's Fund explores…
Mark Camley, chair of The Parks Alliance, discusses the crisis facing our parks and the challenges faced by the local authorities in managing our green spaces. Parks are on the national agenda at the moment. The publication of the recent Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) report ‘State of UK Public Parks…