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Social enterprise

Relieving the ‘stress and strain’ in social care

Care certificate for front line staff will not mend a broken system

The ups and downs of self-employment

Two recent reports show that there are both positive and negative drivers and effects of increasing self-employment

Will payment-by-results (PbR) scupper Development Impact Bonds?

Six months after the launch of the Development Impact Bonds idea there are still none in operation.

Caroline Lucas MP is wrong: the Public Service Users Bill is a bad idea

Just when the case for privatisation and outsourcing has never been so weak let's get the public ownership message right

Home care of older people: the revolution has started!

Three big steps in the last week could mean the beginning of the end for the current model of home care in Britain

Think big, act small: Roberto Unger’s vision and piecemeal change

We need big thinking but to combine innovation with democratic accountability in public services we also need to think small

Mobilising informal economy workers for urban resilience

Workers in the informal economy and slum dwellers can be active and organised contributors to raising the triple bottom line

Are charities and their funders fair to interns?

The Institute of Fundraising aims to influence government charity policy. Here's our idea: pay your interns!

Social enterprise working for democracy and humanitarian relief

Born out of political violence in Kenya, Nairobi-based social enterprise Ushahidi has developed its mapping work internationally