Blogs from Fellows and the team
By Michael Blakey | 1 Feb 2021
During the February half-term holidays last year, I welcomed 45 teenagers to the National Air Cadet Adventure Training Centre in North Wales. Little did I know that...
By Jim McCormick | 28 Jan 2021
How can we build and maintain mentoring support for children and young people when face-to-face contact has been restricted for almost a year? This wasn’t one of the...
By Darren Way | 20 Jan 2021
Growing up on a socio-economically deprived council estate in London’s east end as a teenager back in the 1980s, I was so hell bent on getting out myself that I would...
By Erica McInnis | 14 Jan 2021
In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd by law enforcement agencies employed to protect lives – and countless other deaths both before and after that – we all...
By Helen Minnis | 4 Jan 2021
What does a working parent do when their child is sent home because of Covid-19? And what if that parent’s employer expects them to meet the usual deadlines and targets ...
30 Dec 2020
As 2020 draws to a close, our Chairman Jeremy Soames outlines his personal highlights from the year.
By Calum Handforth | 22 Dec 2020
Throughout the pandemic of 2020, digital initiatives – including digital public service delivery, digital payments, and priorities such as contact-tracing – have helped...
By Amanda Walters | 18 Dec 2020
Cleaners do incredibly important work: they keep us safe from infection. During a pandemic, this work becomes more important than ever. These key workers are risking...
By Jiselle Steele | 16 Dec 2020
Last month, Equal Pay Day on 20 November marked the day in the year when women effectively, on average, stop earning relative to men. It’s staggering to think that,...
By Dush Mital | 8 Dec 2020
The need for an effective and safe vaccine has become a national - and indeed a global - priority, as the pandemic is affecting nearly all communities worldwide. The...