2504, 2018

Machines for Good – The human face of artificial intelligence

April 25th, 2018|Categories: AI & Machine Learning, Businesses, Care & Well-being, Charities, Data Analytics, Education & Employment, Energy & Environment, Foundations, Health, Justice & Rights, Public sector, Social & Environmental Impact, Social enterprises, Social Innovation, Strategy|

by Nicolas Ponset

There has been much commentary and debate about the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to have a detrimental impact on society from being a threat to our data privacy to destroying employment. Whether these concerns prove legitimate or not, AI and more specifically machine learning will be a force for good for the social sector. To help organisations better understand what AI could mean for them, we are launching a series of articles illustrated by recent social deployments, along with practical methodologies and tools. We hope that these articles will help you to begin your own AI journey […]

2111, 2017

Outcomes-based contracting for integrated care

November 21st, 2017|Categories: Care & Well-being, Charities, Health, Public sector, Social & Environmental Impact, Social Investment|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Jill Carman

Health and social care: the need for change

Health and social care in the UK is fragmented. An ageing population makes this an increasingly pressing problem – people are living longer, presenting with multiple long-term conditions that need coordinated management. We need our health and social care services to adapt accordingly. Better coordinating these sectors will lead to better patient outcomes, and will help address the pressures on our hospitals and social care services.

But national efforts to better integrate health and social care across the country have been slow. As the National Audit Office reports, there are significant challenges […]

1403, 2016

Leaders Series: Aidan Rave Interim UK Director of Strategy at Barnardo’s

March 14th, 2016|Categories: Care & Well-being, Charities, Education & Employment, Strategy|Tags: , , , , |

For our Leader Series this month, we interviewed Aidan Rave, the Interim UK Director of Strategy at Barnardo’s. Aidan joined the business sector after his experience in politics serving as Deputy Mayor of the Doncaster Council. He continued his work in consulting with a special interest in social sector work. Aidan is an expert in strategy, organisational structure, and has experience in bringing practical and impactful solutions to challenging problems.

We discussed the role of performance measurement in organisations, Barnardo’s strategic plans for the future, and organisational culture.

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807, 2015

Children and criminal justice in the UK: An interview with Shauneen Lambe of Just for Kids Law

July 8th, 2015|Categories: Care & Well-being, Justice & Rights|

This month, we interviewed the inspirational barrister Shauneen Lambe, co-founder and executive director of Just for Kids Law. Founded in 2006, Just for Kids Law works to reframe the way the criminal justice system interacts with children. Shauneen explains how they are working to deliver advocacy, support and assistance to young people in difficulty. She also shares more about her personal journey, explains why she thinks the UK vilifies children, and the need for innovation in the UK justice system.