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Countryside bearing the burden in "Big Society"

26 June 2014

Empowering local people to help out in their communities is one of the flagship policies of the government's 'big society'. However, new research suggests some communities are bearing more of the burd...

Breaking the silence on aid workers salaries

27 June 2011

Research from a jointly funded project by the esrc and department for international development has been instrumental in setting up a new international task force to promote fair wages in aid organisa...

Resettlement is a positive move for homeless people

27 June 2011

Resettlement services over the last few years have helped many homeless people make positive changes in their lives. The largest study in the uk of the resettlement of single homeless people has found...

Value of volunteering more than economic

25 January 2011

With rising unemployment and fewer job vacancies, the current financial crisis has seen renewed policy emphasis in both europe and the uk on volunteering as a route to employment, according to a new r...

Third sector still innovating despite hard times

25 January 2011

Despite the recession, charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations (the third sector) are still innovating, according to a publication out today from the economic and social research cou...

Government overseas aid is no bar to individual giving

25 January 2011

Greater government aid to overseas development charities does not discourage individual giving, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc). Fears that increasi...

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