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Aspire Group Ltd
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Aspire Group Ltd

Need. Mark Richardson and Paul Harrod, both recent Oxford University graduates, felt that many homelessness projects failed because they focused on…
13 April 2008Julie Caulier Grice
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Teach First
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Teach First

There was a clear need for quality teaching staff in London’s most challenging schools. Bret Wigdortz, Teach First’s founder, carried out resear…
10 April 2008Julie Caulier Grice
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Tower Hamlet Summer University
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Tower Hamlet Summer University

In 1993 Michael Young noticed that when schools broke up for the summer, youth crime would begin to increase after a brief week of normality. To gi…
10 April 2008Julie Caulier Grice
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Reach Out!
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Reach Out!

In recent decades in Australia, as overall suicide rates were falling, suicide among men aged 15-24 years has more than doubled. There was no change…
10 April 2008Julie Caulier Grice
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OhmyNews
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OhmyNews

In an interview in the New York Times in early 2003, Oh Yeon-ho, the founder and CEO of OhmyNews says his motivation in launching the website was to…
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10 April 2008
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Extended Schools - Education Extra developed into The Extended Schools Support Service (TESSS)
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Extended Schools - Education Extra developed into The Extended Schools Support Service (TESSS)

In the UK, there was a growing recognition that schools could not solve the problems associated with social exclusion and multiple disadvantage on t…
10 April 2008Julie Caulier Grice
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Alcoholics Anonymous
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Alcoholics Anonymous

To help people with an alcohol addiction give up drinking through the support of an informal society. After smoking, alcoholism kills more people i…
10 April 2008Julie Caulier Grice
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The Big Issue
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The Big Issue

Purpose: to provide homeless people with a means to generate income. The Big Issue is a street newspaper that homeless people purchase at 40 – 50…
10 April 2008Julie Caulier Grice
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MHAS – Modernisation of Hearing Aids Services
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MHAS – Modernisation of Hearing Aids Services

The RNID (Royal National Institute for Deaf People) was keen to address the fact that new technology was not reaching up to 2 million NHS hearing ai…
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10 April 2008
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The Collaborative City
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The Collaborative City

Through future scenarios ranging from the highly probable to the highly improbable but potentially high impact, The Collaborative City draws out imp…
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31 March 2008
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Wide Open: Open source methods and their future potential
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Wide Open: Open source methods and their future potential

http://www.demos.co.uk/publications/wideopen
28 March 2008Omar Salem
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Digital Pioneers
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Digital Pioneers

The action program Digital Pioneers is meant for innovative grass-root Internet initiatives. This fund gives financial and organisational support to…
21 March 2008Julie Caulier Grice
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