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Views on Government's Empowerment Action Plan
Newstart
Date: 29th Nov 2007
At a recent empowerment conference Stephen Thake, a member of the Quirk Review on community assets, spoke of the mentality of local government. "There are thousands of naysayers and a few people who say 'we can do this!' The issues are in people`s heads - they are cultural not substantive." ...more

Where Social Enterprise Sits?
Charles Leadbeater
Date: 29th Nov 2007

Social enterprise and social innovation: Strategies for the next ten years

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The Principles of Representation
Communities and Local Government
Date: 27th Nov 2007

Principles of representation: A framework for effective third sector participation in Local Strategic Partnerships

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Balmoral Buyout
Andy Wightman
Date: 27th Nov 2007
Any serious attempt at dismantling the concentrated pattern of private landownership in Scotland will get nowhere if it does not face up to the fact that the Queen’s ownership of Balmoral is a central part of the problem. ...more

Scottish charities bring in nearly £11bn a year
Ben Cook
Date: 23rd Nov 2007
The 23,784 charities registered in Scotland have a combined annual income of £10.9bn, according to new data from the Scottish Charity Register....more

Social enterprise and social innovation: Strategies for the next ten years
Charles Leadbeater
Date: 23rd Nov 2007
This paper argues that government needs a framework for social innovation in which social enterprise is likely to play a critical role. ...more

Trying to raise awareness with his employers (a statutory agency) of the work of social enterprises
Senscot Reader
Date: 15th Nov 2007
A Senscot reader has emailed his experience in trying to raise awareness with his employers (a statutory agency) of the work of social enterprises...more

Definitions
Alistair Thornley
Date: 9th Nov 2007
Definitions to clarify the issue of the social economy, the sector and social enterprise, the business model. ...more

Bill on unclaimed assets begins journey through parliament
Gemma Ware
Date: 9th Nov 2007
The Queen has set in motion a law to allow banks and building societies to hand over money lying in dormant bank accounts to community investment, but the government has stopped short of committing part of the funds raised to a social investment bank. ...more

Quit&Save
Senscot
Date: 8th Nov 2007
Quit&Save is a social enterprise aimed at bringing quit clubs to every town in Scotland...more

Moral Compass
Andrew Simms
Date: 8th Nov 2007
What is the economy for, and how do we know if it is succeeding?...more

Fit for Purpose
Senscot
Date: 2nd Nov 2007
 The Scottish Forum for Public Health, NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts), the Scottish Government’s Social Enterprise Team and Senscot organised *‘Fit for Purpose – Social Enterprise and Health Improvement’* with the common objective of improving health for all and reducing the health inequalities gap across all Scottish communities via service delivery by social enterprise. ...more

Civilisation ends with a shutdown of human concern. Are we there already?
George Monbiot (The Gaurdian)
Date: 2nd Nov 2007
A powerful novel's vision of a dystopian future shines a cold light on the dreadful consequences of our universal apathy ...more

Parliamentary Member's debate
Scottish Parliment
Date: 2nd Nov 2007
Last week's Parliamentary Member's debate on social enterprise significantly championed the sector for its potential in designing and delivering public services.Enterprise Minister Jim Mather committed to holding a seminar on the sector's role in Scotland, and also to rolling out the Strategy for the next three years. ...more

Presentation to the Social Enterprise Institute Conference
Tracy Slavin
Date: 2nd Nov 2007
Tracy Slavin, the new Director of the Third Sector and Social Economy Division of Government gave a presentation to the Social Enterprise Institute Conference at Riccarton last Friday, 26th October 2007. Here`s her powerpoint presentation ...more

Making Community Empowerment a Reality - Getting your Views
Scottish Government
Date: 1st Nov 2007
The Scottish Government is committed to doing more to empower individuals and communities to have more control over their own lives and more choice in how their needs are met ...more

Robbie Dinwoodie and Gerry Braiden
Housing plan branded lost opportunity
Date: 1st Nov 2007
The Scottish Government's plans to ease the housing shortage - including a target of 10,000 extra homes a year and banning the sale of new social housing - was last night branded a "lost opportunity"....more
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