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Inconvenience food : the struggle to eat well on a low income. /

by Hitchman, Caroline | Christie, Ian | Harrison, Michelle | Lang, Tim.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2002Description: 63 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Getting down to business : an agenda for corporate social innovation. /

by Jupp, Rachel.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2002Description: 68 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Local authority? How to develop leadership for better public services. /

by Chesterman, Danny | Horne, Matthew.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2002Description: 68 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2002 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Foodstuff : living in an age of feast and famine. /

by Holden, John (ed.) | Howland, Lydia (ed.) | Jones, Daniel Stedman (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2002Description: 156 p. : ill.Notes: Website : Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Inside out : rethinking inclusive communities : final report. /


Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2003Description: 28 p.Notes: February 2003 Includes bibliographical references.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Home alone : combating isolation with older housebound people. /

by McCarthy, Helen | Thomas, Gillian.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2004Description: 72 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: The authors argue that loneliness is an increasing problem of contemporary society, and that current bureaucratic approaches to overcoming isolation among older housebound people may serve to reinforce that isolation, while more creative approaches are constrained by narrow measures of cost-efficiency rather than of the difference they make to quality of life.Availability: (1)

Personalisation through participation : a new script for public services. /

by Leadbeater, Charles | DEMOS.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2004Description: 98 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 91-92)Summary: Charles Leadbeater believes that if government is serious about personalisation, public sector bodies should regard this promise as a big challenge to the way they currently operate. He explains how personalisation go beyond a simple consumer model to actually involving users in their design and delivery of the next generation of services.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Start with people : how community organisations put citizens in the driving seat. /

by Skidmore, Paul | Craig, John.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2005Description: 96 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 94-96) BB76Summary: This report explores keys to meaningful and constructive community participation. The authors argue that people need to be offered the widest possible range of opportunities to become involved in shaping the decisions which affect their lives. Politicians and policy-makers need to learn how to strengthen support for community organisations (without coopting them into party politics or bureaucratic accountability structures) and to respect them as partners with invaluable knowledge and experience.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Include me in : how life skills help homeless people back into work /

by Lownsbrough, Hannah | DEMOS.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2005Description: 23 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 22-23)Availability: (1)

Independent living : the right to be equal citizens. /

by Gillinson, Sarah | Green, Hannah | Miller, Paul.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Widening the safety net : learning the lessons of insurance with- rent schemes /

by Services Against Financial Exclusion (SAFE) at Toynbee Hall.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2006Description: 27 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

The collaborative state : how working together can transform public services. /

by Parker, Simon (ed.) | Gallagher, Niamh (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:40:19 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Demos : people changing politics. /

by Demos.

Publisher: 10/20/2004 11:45:24 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 10/20/2004 11:45:24 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Demos is a greenhouse for new ideas which can improve the quality of our lives. As an independent research organisation, our aim is to create an open resource of knowledge and learning that operates beyond traditional parties, identities and disciplines.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Liberation Welfare /

by Gregg, Paul (ed.) | Demos | Cooke, Graeme (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2010Description: 197 p.Other title: Demos Collection ; 28.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 Includes bibliographical references.Summary: As the economy returns to growth and unemployment begins to fall, the focus for policy makers will soon shift from emergency response to the next phase of welfare reform. Using lessons from the recession, this report proposes a approach based around the concept of Liberation Welfare. It's driving aims are to give people power, increase their security and embed reciprocity across the welfare system. This approach recognises that people are the principal agents of change in their lives, but also that government has an essential role in shaping the conditions in which they are lived. This collection contains ideas addressing a range of challenges including disability, families, homelessness, assets, skills, housing, benefit and addictions. What unites them all is the view that the 'rights and responsibilities' approach of the 1990s has run its course. To illustrate what Liberation Welfare could mean in practice we propose four core ideas: a job guarantee for anyone at risk of long term unemployment; a more progressive savings vehicle to encourage people to self-protect against income shocks; a commitment that no-one who works hard lives in poverty; and a more personalised approach to support and expectations in the welfare system.Availability: (1)

3D poverty : "Poverty and social exclusion mean much more than low income" /

by Sodha, Sonia | DEMOS | Bradley, William.

Publisher: London DEMOS 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: With an appendix by Gareth Morrell, Matt Barnes and Debbie Collins, National Centre for Social Research. December 2010 Bibliography : p. 135-141Summary: Poverty measurement is almost by definition controversial: there is no single, universally accepted definition of poverty. Poverty, its drivers and its consequences are defined and talked about differently by different political traditions at different times. The way we measure poverty, deprivation and social exclusion has been the focus of innovative work, but in the UK we still overwhelmingly focus on poverty as measured by income. 3D Poverty does not suggest that the standard definition of income poverty as 60 per cent of the median income should be dropped. Its simplicity brings the benefits of relative transparency and easy application. However, it is not enough to just measure income poverty: there is the need for an annual, multi-dimensional analysis of poverty and social exclusion. This measure would track annually the depth of deprivation in the UK at a household level, and the overlap and interaction between different dimensions of disadvantage. This pamphlet contains a detailed methodology as to how that measure would work.Availability: (1)

The forgotten half : a Demos and Private Equity Foundation report /

by Birdwell, Jonathan | DEMOS | Grist, Matt | Margo, Julia.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 201-213 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: However those most at-risk will be the estimated 50 per cent of school leavers not continuing to higher education. This 'forgotten half' will exit the gates without many of the key skills they require and the support structure they deserve as they walk towards an uncertain future. Demos predicts youth unemployment at 20 per cent over the next five years, with this group the most vulnerable. For many it may quickly lead to a cycle of disengagement and lost dreams - not in education, employment or training (NEET). Without clear support, the forgotten half of school leavers too often fall into the cracks that exist between statutory services and charitable interventions and they enter a revolving door of training programmes. The Private Equity Foundation is a philanthropic foundation focused on helping children and young people stay the path to reach their full potential. Demos has outlined 10 recommendations to the Coalition Government to help these young people. These include focusing on the employability skills, such as literacy and numeracy, they need to succeed in work and life; giving them the support they need to stay on track, such as information about and the experience of the world of work alongside mentoring. These skills will provide this group with the critical protection they need to avoid becoming NEET.Availability: (1)

Good growth : a DEMOS and PWC report on economic wellbeing /

by Hawksworth, John | DEMOS | Jones, Nick | Ussher, Kitty.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 123-124Summary: The Prime Minister, paraphrasing Robert Kennedy in a speech last November, said that GDP 'measures everything except that which makes life worthwhile'. Yet policy-makers and commentators remain fixed on GDP and growth above all else. The Government has asked the Office for National Statistics to discover how happy the population are to measure general wellbeing but there is no clear policy agenda to follow from the results. Good Growth goes a step further. The analysis in this pamphlet is a first in the measurement of 'national progress' asking people their opinion on matters of policy, rather than just inquiring about their subjective experience. It finds that wider issues such as work-life balance, health and housing are viewed by the public as critical components of good economic performance, on top of raw GDP. Through extensive polling and conjoint analysis, which forces participants to make trade-offs between factors, this pamphlet reveals what people value when push comes to shove. It recommends that at the same time as tracking GDP the Government should adopt the good growth index, so that economic policy decisions are aligned with citizens' wishes. Only with this insight can policy-makers build the type of economy the public wants to see.Availability: (1)

Coming of age /

by Bazalgette, Louise | DEMOS | Holden, John | Tew, Philip.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2011 Bibliography pp. 187-203Summary: Britain's ageing population is often described as a demographic time-bomb. As a society we often view ageing as a 'problem' which must be 'managed' - how to cope with the pressure on national health services of growing numbers of older people, the cost of sustaining them with pensions and social care, and the effect on families and housing needs. But ageing is not a policy problem to be solved. Instead it is a normal part of life, which varies according to personal characteristics, experience and outlook, and for many people growing older can be a very positive experience. Drawing on the Mass Observation project, one of the longest-running longitudinal life-writing projects anywhere in the world, Coming of Age grounds public policy in people's real, lived experiences of ageing.Availability: (1)

Up to the job /

by Knell, John | DEMOS | Philpott, John.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 37-38 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: In the wake of the global recession, unprecedented cooperation between employers and employees helped British workplaces adjust relatively well. This led to fewer of the mass redundancies that had characterised previous recessions, but there are still severe consequences to the economic downturn: wages are stagnant, unemployment is high. One result has been a worrying shift in business rhetoric, which lobbies for lower labour costs and deregulation. Up to the Job argues that policy-makers can play a key role in shaping the culture of work in the UK, first by not rolling back years of progress on employment regulation and second by highlighting why the productive workplace should be seen as an important component of the Government's civil society agenda, the Big Society. It uncovers a mixed picture, but enough to indicate that Britain has a significant 'work problem', which diminishes both economic performance and general wellbeing. The pamphlet argues that employers must recognise that fostering insecurity is not a sustainable management tool. Labour markets cannot become simply 'hire and fire' without having a damaging effect on workplace performance. If employers can no longer offer the level of economic security that is expected of them, this needs accommodating in some other way, through greater employee engagement. Only then will the UK have a labour market that is up to the job.Availability: (1)

The warm-up /

by Bradley, William | DEMOS | Smith, Peter.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 2012 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: The UK's housing stock is ageing, thermally inefficient and in some instances hazardous. Dramatic levels of capital investment will be needed to improve these deficiencies to support efforts to eradicate fuel poverty and significantly reduce our residential energy demand and carbon emissions. Emissions from the domestic housing sector account for just under a third of the UK?s total carbon emissions, and therefore reducing this level is an important element in the strategy to meet our legally binding emissions reduction target. At the same time, fuel-poor households generally consume less energy than more affluent households and at the same time occupy energy inefficient homes. Consequently, and inevitably, higher energy prices have a disproportionate impact on the poorest households and the vulnerable, who are also constrained by their limited access to the competitive energy market. How the UK adapts to these challenges and introduces suitably ambitious and effective policies will play a key role in protecting households from inevitable energy price increases.Availability: (1)

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