Addictions UK publishes information about the services offered and how much they cost. ...more
On January 14, leading innovators in social and business entrepreneurship, technology, academia, and entertainment will meet at Pixar Animation Studios to discuss powerful and effective ways to address the most critical social and economic challenges of our time. They include Google vice president Marissa Mayer; Steve Case, founder of AOL and The Case Foundation; and Tim Brown, IDEO CEO, as well as Ashoka president Diana Wells and Ashoka Changemakers chief executive partner Ben Wald.
The event, dubbed “The Intersection,” will be a mash-up of 14 “innovation masterminds” from the business and social sectors exploring leading trends and ideas in personal creativity, team and organizational innovation, and social impact.
Wald recently talked with Changemakers about what he expects from the event—and what he is excited about.
All persons planning to dash through the snow in a one horse open sleigh, going over the fields and laughing all the way are advised that a Risk Assessment will be required addressing the safety of an open sleigh for members of the public.
This assessment must also consider whether it is appropriate to use only one horse for such a venture, particularly where there are multiple passengers. Please note that permission must also be obtained in writing from landowners before their fields may be entered.
To avoid offending those not participating in celebrations, we would request that laughter is moderate only and not loud enough to be considered a noise nuisance. Benches, stools and orthopaedic chairs are now available for collection by any shepherds planning or required to watch their flocks at night.
While provision has also been made for remote monitoring of flocks by CCTV cameras from a centrally heated shepherd observation hut, all users of this ...more
The Mobile is a standard IVECO Luton van with extendable “pods” and can be driven by anyone with a full, clean, UK car driving licence.
The driver will also be trained as a supporter to work on Health Promotion events around the City and Black Country. Initially the contract will be on a self employment basis for an agreed number of days per month (minimum 10 days), but may result in employment being offered to a suitable candidate (on completion of training and accreditation).
All contractors are required to be CRB (enhanced) checked. ...more
Great meeting with John Craig earlier this week. He is working on a project between the Innovation Unit and NESTA.
It's called the " People powered health programme and aims to investigate how people can better manage their health care?
Did you see an important report last week about Diabetes? This indicated that up to 24,000 diabetes-related deaths could be avoided in England each year, if patients and doctors better managed the condition.
The first-ever audit of patient deaths from the condition said basic health checks, a good diet and regular medication could prevent most of them.
Diabetes UK said it was vital the 2.3 million sufferers had top quality care.
The Department of Health in England said shocking variations in care and an unacceptable death toll were evident.
About a third of people in the UK affected do not realise they have the condition.
It means their bodies cannot use glucose properly. If they do not manage it, they ...more
Magic Breakfast working to feed London"s hungry kids wins the Big Society Award in 2011
Looking back on an extraordinary year I can hardly believethat our small organisation could have achieved so much and made such a difference! That is of coursedown to our members, networks, supporters, co-chairs Mark Sesnan and Sophi Tranchell and of course board all of whomenabled the fantastic SEL team to really pick up the pace for social enterprisein 2011.
The year started for us with by hosting the world’s largest ...more
A look at what's happening in Whitehall as 2011 draws to a close...
Over at DCLG they must be breathing a sigh of relief as the Localism Act finally made it onto the statue book. This huge Bill took the best part of a year to make it through Parliament, but will now be implemented in April 2012. Despite some fierce lobbying in the Lords (particularly from the Countryside Landowners Association) the majority of the Bill’s provisions made it through intact, with the exception of proposals to allow local people to trigger a referendum on any issue. Although the referendum result would not have been legally binding, overwhelming public opinion might have been hard for any local authority to ignore. The question of who paid for this requirement was ultimately felt to be difficult to sort out and so the provision was dropped in the Bill’s final stages. The all important next step for the Act will be the Guidance (or Secondary Legislation) that will set out more details over ...more