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The Grenfell Inquiry Report gives the government a lot to act on

Anne Power outlines the key recommendations of the Grenfell Inquiry Report, and writes that the government, the London Fire Service, owners of multi-storey residential blocks, and councils must act on the findings.

You can read the blog post on the British Politics and Policy blog here.


News Posted: 07 November 2019      [Back to the Top]

CASE Blog post
Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Housing Plus and the wider role of social landlords in low income communities

Professor Anne Power, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Head of LSE Housing and Communities, wrote about the role of social landlords in low income communities. In her article she presents the reasons why housing is about far more than bricks and mortar. Housing is a many-sided social, physical, financial and environmental service helping communities to survive and thrive.

You can read the blog post here.


News Posted: 16 October 2019      [Back to the Top]

New blog post by Bert Provan
Stop doing things to residents of poor neighbourhoods without asking what they need

These days, few organisations can escape the clamour to assess the ‘Social Return on Investment’, or SROI, of proposed new projects. But how often are local people actually asked what they need from local investment, and how realistic are the aims of delivery? Read more in Political Quarterly here


News Posted: 05 November 2018      [Back to the Top]

CASE special event
From Input to Influence: how can the participation of people in poverty shape research and public policy?

A joint event with ATD Fourth World and Goethe University was held on Friday 16th November 2018.

Speakers:
Tom Croft (Member of ATD Fourth World's International Volunteer Corps) &Moraene Roberts (activist, ATD Fourth World)
Dr. Rikki Dean (Fellow in Democratic Innovations, Institute for Political Sciences, Goethe University, Frankfurt)
Introduction: Dr. Tania Burchardt (Director of CASE, The London School of Economics and Political Science)
Chair: Fran Bennett (Senior Research and Teaching Fellow, University of Oxford, and a co-author of From Input to Influence: Participatory Approaches to Research and Inquiry into Poverty with Moraene Roberts)

This seminar explored the relationship between participatory research and participation in policymaking, using the approach of ATD Fourth World as an example. Dr. Tania Burchardt opened the event with her thoughts on participatory research (click here to read Tania's opening remarks). This was follwed by Tom Croft and Moraene Roberts who described ATD’s evolution, highlighting the ways in which people with experience of poverty can participate in research and influence policy. Dr Rikki Dean then spoke about his theoretical typology of approaches to participation as well as his empirical research with those involved in participatory policy-making to examine the many purposes and values associated with participation (Click here to see Rikki's slides).

Click here to listen to podcast of the event


News Posted: 24 October 2018      [Back to the Top]


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