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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)

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)

Destination unknown : engaging with the problems of marginalised youth. /

by Bentley, Tom | Gurumurthy, Ravi.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 1999Description: 112 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Escaping poverty : from safety nets to networks of opportunity. /

by 6, Perry.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 1997Description: 52 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: (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 : http://www.demos.co.ukAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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).

Inside out : rethinking inclusive communities : final report. /

by DEMOS.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2003Description: 28 p.Notes: February 2003 Includes bibliographical references.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)

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).

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).

Surfing the long wave : knowledge and entrepreneurship in Britain /

by Leadbeater, Charles | Oakley, Kate.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2001Description: 101 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: 'http://www.demos.co.uk/files/Collaborative%20State%20-%20web.pdf' 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).

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)

The moral universe. /

by Bentley, Tom (ed.) | Stedman Jones, Daniel (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2001Description: 156 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references Contents: Introduction / Tom Bentley and Ian Hargreaves -- Part 1. One world : ethics, diversity and globalisation -- East and West : the reach of reason / Amartya Sen -- Never such innocence again / Jonathan Glover -- New wars and morality in the global era / Mary Kaldor -- Whever happened to compassion? / Zygmunt Bauman -- Foreign policy, values and globalisation / Robert Cooper -- Liberalism and living together / John Gray -- Part 2. Ethics and the self : beyond individualism. Ethical jazz / Richard Holloway -- Ethical know-how / Francisco Varela -- Individualism the concept of Gaia / Mary Midgley -- private life, public property? / Joan Smith -- Sustaining the community of communities / Amitai Etzioni -- Part 3. Ethical institutions. Ethical consumption in the twenty first century / Melanie Howard and Michael Willmott -- Ethics and the multinational corporation / Andrew Mackenzie and David Rice -- Accounting for ethical business / Sheena Carmichael -- Media policy and the crisis in political reporting / John Kampfer -- Can humanity learn to create a better world? Nicholas MaxwellAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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