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How a city-wide approach to employment support works

AUTHORS: Rosemary Maguire and Natalie Nicholles. Statistics on unemployment are never far from newspaper headlines; the number of people out of work, the number of people on benefits, the success (or otherwise) of government programmes, the type of people on benefits. We know from the news what isn’t working, and who isn’t working but outside… Read more »


Wellbeing at work: 5 things every employer should know

Well-being at work report

Photo credit:  Ronny-André Bendiksen MARCH 26, 2014 // BY: KAREN JEFFREY Wellbeing is in the news again, thanks to new Cabinet Office research into which jobs make us happiest. The findings show that legal professionals (earning on average £75k) report lower average life satisfaction than fitness instructors – despite earning on average £60k more than them per year. (Check… Read more »


Mind: The economic benefits of Ecominds

Thanks to support from the Big Lottery Fund since 2009, Mind’s Ecominds scheme funded 130 environmental projects in England that help people living with mental health problems get involved in green activities to improve their confidence, self-esteem, physical and mental health. Projects range from horticultural and agricultural schemes, through to walking groups and regeneration projects in local parks. Over 12,000 people… Read more »


Finalists in Placemaking Awards 2013

Placemaking Awards

The CIL Knowledge Partnership, a collaboration including NEF Consulting, was shortlisted as Planning Consultancy of the Year at the Placemaking Awards 2013.  The partnership was formed to provide specialist consultancy to councils to help plan and finance growth. The Placemaking Awards recognise and publicise projects, plans, people and organisations that are making places better. The aim… Read more »