A not-for-profit, entirely volunteer-staffed NGO was prompted by a question: “Where’s your lifeboat service?” Robin Jenkins, then a senior lecturer of interior and spatial design at Chelsea College of
Fighting blindness through education Empowering children to raise awareness of avoidable blindness in their local communities. Wellbeing for social tenants Helps social housing tenants in Conwy, north Wales, find long-term employment
The success of any business innovation lies in providing a service that has hitherto not existed. Alex Redston and Kieran Ball found just such a thing, but for two
Like many people, Rachael Wallach gets frustrated and annoyed when she encounters restricting attitudes. But unlike most of us, she tends to channel that dissatisfaction into finding a solution.
Raise Your Gaze began as tongue-in-cheek conversation between members of the Inclusive Mosque Initiative about the ways in which Muslim women have been expected to maintain propriety – by being
There are 6.5 million carers in the UK and they save the economy £132bn a year. What is the best, most precious thing we could give them in return?
Immy Kaur, a proud Brummie Sikh, had no idea of the impact of the brain drain on her home city – until she came back to it. She had
The world is full of radicals. Some of them dominate our news headlines for all the wrong reasons, whether we like it or not. But what makes a good
Megan Lucero, director of the Bureau Local, is a bundle of energy. She barely pauses for breath as she describes her team’s “mission”, which is, in essence, to reverse
We’ve all been there. A guy – almost invariably it is a guy – enters your train carriage and announces to anyone who will listen that he is down on
The government has launched a new “big society”-style strategy designed to enable charities to play a bigger role in the provision of public services, from social care and homelessness to
When a notice appeared advertising French classes in Dundonald House care home in Ayrshire, Mari Dougan was surprised her parents were interested in attending. Dougan’s mum, Patricia, has lived at the
Measures to make it easier for small businesses, charities, co-operatives and social enterprises to bid for government contracts will be unveiled by ministers on Monday in an attempt to rebuild