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Empowered citizens or hopeful bystanders?

15 April 2015

The new political appetite for 'localism' in town planning has triggered anxiety within local communities and amongst those charged with making it work, according to new research funded by the economi...

Is it possible to eradicate homelessness?

14 April 2015

A major new â£692,000 research initiative launches today with the aim of informing government policy and practice and finding solutions to bring vulnerable homeless people in from the margins of our s...

What sort of youth centres do young people really want?

09 April 2015

Politicians and local councillors are currently looking for the best way to control spending across services. At an event as part of the economic and social research council’s (esrc) festival of soc...

Red Nose Day leads the way for future giving

18 February 2015

The comic relief appeal achieves a remarkable amount of support with around six million people buying red noses. Donations to this cause have increased five-fold between 1988 when the first red nose d...

Nudge or Think: What works best for our society?

14 January 2015

If approached in the right way, citizens are willing to change their behaviour and do more to help themselves and others, according to research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc...

Planned actions improve the way we process information

24 January 2012

Preparing to act in a particular way can improve the way we process information, and this has potential implications for those with learning disabilities according to research funded by the economic a...

Fathers find financial crisis hits family life

27 June 2011

The esrc-funded research study 'changing lives and times' has explored the impact of the financial crisis on the daily lives and future plans of new fathers, finding that several men were making signi...

Words matter in public health

25 January 2011

Giving people a sense of being in control is an important element in health messages, according to researchers at nottingham and de montfort universities.

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