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British society more elitist than ever

The Social Mobility and Child Poverty (SMCP) Commission report “Elitist Britain?” presents analysis on the background of 4,000 leaders in politics, business, the media and other aspects of public life in the UK. “This research highlights a dramatic over-representation of those educated at independent schools and Oxbridge across the institutions that have such a profound […]

From Cradle to the Grave a Tale of two communities

This remarkable video brings to life some of the issues faced by the Gypsy and Traveller communities when trying to access healthcare. Tweet This Post

Big Society impact on equalities

Open for All? The changing nature of equality under big society and localism (January 2012) is a report presenting new research undertaken between February and October 2011 by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and the Centre for Local Policy Studies (CLPS) at Edge Hill University. Commissioned by Voluntary Sector North West (VSNW) and […]

Professor, Lord Patel of Bradford OBE

Big Society to Less Society

Lord Patel’s concerns about the Big Society and increasing unfairness (taken from discussion with Lord Patel following Lord Grieves debate on the Big Society in the House of Lords) JB: What are you concerned about most with respect to the Big Society? LP: As I said in the Lords my great fear about this Big […]