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Women In Innovation: Crowdsourcing Clinical Trials

Dr. Rachel Gawley | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Tech
Dr. Rachel Gawley

I grew up 10 miles outside Belfast and completed my undergraduate and PhD at Queen's University. I was always a bit of rule breaker, in a good way, a...

Women In Innovation: Automating Structural Scanning

Pae Natwilai Utoomprurkporn | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Tech
Pae Natwilai Utoomprurkporn

I never believed I could become an entrepreneur. I grew up in Bangkok, Thailand, and received a full scholarship to study Global Innovation Design, ...

Families Of Seriously-Ill Children Feeling The Strain Of Funding Cuts

Barbara Gelb | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Barbara Gelb

As the Chancellor rises to his feet to give his much-anticipated Autumn Statement tomorrow, there will be much jeering and cheering from all sides of the House of Commons. In the detail of the important announcements that will be made on Wednesday there is a danger that one voice won't be heard. The voice of children and young people with life-shortening conditions.

We Must Keep Talking About Breastfeeding Until We Get The Investment New Mothers Deserve

Amy Brown | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents
Amy Brown

Breastfeeding is sold to pregnant women as straightforward, easy and rewarding but many do not find that description matches their experience. But the reason for this difficulty should rarely be to do with breastfeeding itself, but instead because society in the UK is not set up to support women to breastfeed

Is A Cross-Party Commission The Best Way To Tackle The Care Crisis?

Stephen Burke | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK
Stephen Burke

There is a common refrain in the care sector: we need a cross-party commission/agreement to tackle the care crisis. There is (almost) consensus on t...

Great People Cannot Be Measured By GCSE Grade Cs Alone

Purnima Tanuku | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Purnima Tanuku

The nursery sector relies on people. Bright, brilliant people who love the job they do. Early years education and childcare attracts great candidates, despite lower wage expectations than in other careers.

The Chancellor Forgot This Huge Brexit Promise In His Speech

Benjamin Butterworth | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Politics
Benjamin Butterworth

Maybe it slipped the Chancellor's mind. He must have a lot to think about right about now. The long-term downward trend predictions for the British economy; the volatile dip in jobs and investment seen in July; the seven week low in the value of sterling today. Not an easy in-tray. But, in case he has forgotten, a few months ago some bold spending promises were made.

It Was Definitely Wanted - But Is the London 2012 Legacy Dead or Alive?

Debbie Lye | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK
Debbie Lye

As the Rio 2016 Olympic Games enthral the world in Brazil, thoughts in the UK are turning to the legacy of our own Games in London 2012. And with the attention comes the inevitable criticism from those disappointed that the transformations they dreamed of - in the economy and prospects of people in East London, or in sports participation - have not come about, or at least not in the way they had wanted.

Charity Is a Broken Funding Model

Lewis Worrow | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK
Lewis Worrow

In my experience, most people with money have no reason to feel guilty or proud, and many are neither particularly smart or greedy either. Instead, th...

LGBT Services Are Facing Meltdown, Disproportionately

Dr Jay Watts | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK
Dr Jay Watts

Social media gives us the impression that we live in a time of freedom, where diversity is celebrated, where refuge can be found with like-minded souls, where help for mental anguish is available. Yet the lived experience of many in the LGBT population is of ever greater poverty, more complex problems, more oppression, and less support.

Funding Cuts for HIV Support Services: Severing a Vital Lifeline

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

HIV support services are a vital resource for people living with HIV. Research around the world has demonstrated the positive impact these services have on people's health and wellbeing. Despite this, funding for HIV support is rapidly being cut.

The Implications of Brexit on International NGOs Based in the UK

Toby Porter | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK
Toby Porter

Putting aside the utter dismay that I feel as an individual citizen of the UK and the EU on the outcome of Thursday's referendum, my priority this week as Chief Executive of HelpAge International is to digest and think through the many immediate and longer-term implications for the organisation that I lead. Identical exercises will be going on among all or very many of our peer agencies in the UK development and humanitarian sector.

How a Matter of 62p Saved the Government's key 30 Free Hours Trial

Purnima Tanuku | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Politics
Purnima Tanuku

62p doesn't quite buy you a first class stamp but this modest sum has averted the collapse of a hotly-anticipated Department for Education pilot scheme.

Why Support for Industry Showcasing Is So Important to Musicians Across the World

Vanessa Reed | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Vanessa Reed

Last night, we organised an event in Parliament with the UK's Minister of Culture and Digital Economy, Ed Vaizey, to celebrate ten years of the Intern...

How To Start a Business Successfully: Six Key Tips From a Top Business Investor in Creative Businesses

Carolyn Dailey | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK
Carolyn Dailey

Did you know that creative entrepreneurs are part of the wider creative industries now worth almost £80 billion to the UK economy? Have you ever thou...

Don't Leave It to Paralympians - We All Need to Do Our Bit

Debbie Lye | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Sport
Debbie Lye

For most of us, sport and activity is something we do for fun... so why is it out of reach for so many disabled people?

Why Many Nursery Owners Are Saying 'No More Meddling' to Government

Angela Spencer | Posted 03.04.2016 | UK Parents
Angela Spencer

I am vehemently against bringing formal education into nursery settings. There is an enormous amount of evidence that suggests children should not be in a formal educational setting until the age of six or even seven years old. Until then they should be in a nurturing, play based environment.

Can Social Enterprises Help Charities Be Financially Independent?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
Trewin Restorick

How can charities raise funds without damaging their integrity or independence? This question has never been more pressing. The collapse of Kids Comp...

Save Our HIV Support Services

Ian Green | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK
Ian Green

By cutting public health budgets in-year by £200 million, the government has put enormous pressure on local authorities to make significant savings. Worryingly these savings are surfacing as cuts to services for people living with and at risk of HIV, leaving the more than 103,000 people in the UK living with a long team health condition with reduced local support facilities.

#WeMind Save Our Mental Health Services

Lucy Roberts | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK
Lucy Roberts

Mental health services in the Norfolk and Suffolk foundation trust are soon set to take another knock as the funding for the MIND support line in the area is coming to an end. On the 31st March 2016, the region is set to lose a vital resource for mental health services.

Making the Case for Science: An Interview With Sir Venki Ramakrishnan

Alex Jackson | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Tech
Alex Jackson

Following in the footsteps of eminent scientific figures like Isaac Newton and Ernest Rutherford is no easy feat, yet two months into his five-year presidency at the Royal Society, Sir Venki Ramakrishnan is taking it all in his stride.

Crowdfunding Take A Bow: UK Now A Worldbeater For Start-Ups

Nicola Horlick | Posted 21.02.2016 | UK
Nicola Horlick

Of the remaining £881 million of business lending in 2015, the report estimates that loans were made to over 10,000 SMEs in the UK. The top industry sectors lent to were manufacturing, engineering, transport, utilities, finance and retail.

Sex Buyers Know How to Make Prostitution Safer

Gabriella Apicella | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
Gabriella Apicella

Where a Sex Buyer Law has been enforced in Sweden, Norway and Iceland, countries renowned for their exemplary equality laws, this strategy has proven to reduce prostitution. Meanwhile the results of decriminalisation are verging on well-publicised apocalyptic levels of abuse in New Zealand, Nevada in the US, The Netherlands and Germany. We have the answers. Let's use them.

Sports Funding - Get Your Kit On Campaign

Adrian Christy | Posted 13.11.2016 | UK Sport
Adrian Christy

Sport is important not just because it is good, but because it is good for society. Even if you aren't physically active, you feel the benefit of others who are - by paying less for the NHS, by having somewhere to drop your children at the weekend, by increasing our wealth as a country. In fact, spending on sport may be one of the best investments this government can make.

Specialist Care and Rehabilitation: When Will Funders Understand How Can We Square the Circle?

Johann van Zyl | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK
Johann van Zyl

There was a wonderful moment when we officially opened our flagship neurological care centre, Eagle Wood. TV presenter and actor Sir Tony Robinson too...