The term ‘Social Justice’ is one which has many definitions, but only one outcome. A life-changing difference that offers people a chance to rebuild their lives. Here you will find news from across government departments about policy and services aimed at changing lives. Blogs and articles by frontline organisations and inviduals and personal accounts by people whose lives have changed.
|The Social Stock Exchange connects social impact businesses with investors looking to generate social or environmental change as well as financial return from their investment.|
Updated 26 March 2015
Online resource: Increasing opportunities for young people.
Ex- offenders: News from across the regions.
New government statistics: Number of workless households fall.
DWP & NPC: Unveil pilot ‘data lab’ to fight unemployment.
Social Impact Bonds: Seven new schemes aim to support social entrepreneurs and help to reform public services.
February's theme looks at investing in people
This month we look at examples of using publically financed interventions to deliver value back to the community and the taxpayer.
|David Pollard, Portfolio Chairman for Education, Skills and Business Support at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) discusses how vocational education is good for small businesses and young people.|
|Alan Feast from recruitment agency Harris Global Ltd asks "is it really worth investing in people?"|
|CAN Investment discuss the barriers to finance, namely impact measurement and how they believe it is possible to move to a sector focused on an impact led strategy.|
|Business is the engine of our economy but can it help in achieving social justice? Find out from Jim Bligh, head of public services reform at the CBI.|
|Essex County Council established the first local authority Social Investment Bond to help young people avoid going into care. Two years on, is it working?|
|Tracey was struggling to find work then she learnt of the support available from Blue Orchid and the New Enterprise Allowance, a programme which helps the unemployed become business owners.|
January's theme was 'Social Investment' which looked at innovative approaches to funding and delivering support services.
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Eight government departments are collaborated on this project including: Department for Business, Innovations and Skills (BIS), Cabinet Office, Department for Education (DfE), Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), Department of Health, Home Office, Ministry of Justice, Public Services Transformation Network.