CFCA Paper No. 2 reviews some of the complexities and issues surrounding the concept of resilience in order to ascertain its usefulness for practitioners working with children.
The paper offers a brief history of the research as well as an investigation of how resilience is defined, measured and used in practice.
The key messages of . . . → Read More: Is resilience still a useful concept when working with children and young people? CFCA
With energy prices growing ever higher, increasing numbers of households are getting mired in fuel poverty. Derek Lickorish argues that the government is not doing enough to tackle this problem and, concomitantly, the costs and implication of the UK’s transition to a low carbon economy have yet to be sufficiently explored.
SOURCE: Derek Lickorish, “As . . . → Read More: As energy prices climb ever higher, the government needs to get serious about eradicating fuel poverty (UK) – LSE
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Much of what has been written on the opportunities and challenges of implementing the ‘big society’ has been from the perspective of local authority providers or community development organisations. This new research gives voice to the regular users of services, investigating their attitudes towards greater localism and the appetite for greater participation . . . → Read More: Desire among users to influence local services – watchdog report (UK)
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In the year 2000, the government set a target to end fuel poverty by 2016. Since that time, rising fuel prices have largely undone the progress made through energy-efficiency improvements. There is a pressing need to tackle cold, unhealthy homes. In this report, the Energy Saving Trust announces a refocusing of . . . → Read More: Tackling fuel poverty – call for improved advice (UK)
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A significant proportion of jobs in England1 offer little or no training of substance and few opportunities for staff to develop or utilise their skills. Many firms in other northern European countries train more, and to a higher standard, than comparable British firms and sectors, and as a result many jobs . . . → Read More: Why employers do not train (UK)
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Demographic change is a widely debated topic, not just in the political arena but also increasingly within the corporate sector. The European population is both shrinking and ageing, with the number of people older than 50 years growing steadily, while younger age groups decrease. The ageing European societies face a shrinking workforce . . . → Read More: Demographic change in Europe – exploiting potential of female, older, and young employees