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The State of Social Capital in Britain

Understanding Society

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 from 09:00 to 16:30 (GMT)

The State of Social Capital in Britain

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High profile event to discuss evidence and pioneering initiatives on building social capital through civic participation and social connections.

The social connections people have and their participation in civic life matters for many reasons. Given its importance as a resource for people, communities and effective public service reforms, Understanding Society has partnered with the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and Cooperative Councils Innovation Network to host this one-day event to debate the state of social capital in Britain today.

It is aimed at social action pioneers, public service reformers, academics, policy advisors and practitioners from across government, voluntary organisations and social enterprises, local authorities, think tanks, universities, business CSR departments and charitable foundations.

Delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about Understanding Society findings on trends in social capital
  • Debate the relevance of social capital to outcomes such as health and wellbeing, poverty and employment, young people’s prospects, neighbourhood development and cultural participation
  • Share opportunities and challenges for building formal and informal active communities and purposeful social networks in a tough environment
  • Network with practitioners from a range of sectors including voluntary organisations, social enterprises, local and central government, think tanks and universities.

Programme

9.30am to 11am
Key presentations setting out major issues from differing perspectives – policy, research and localism.

11.20am to 3pm
Parallel sessions and workshops covering Health and wellbeing; Neighbourhood development and community action; Developing young people; Poverty and employment prospects; Cultural and sports participation; Measuring social capital.

3.20pm to 4.30pm
A panel session and Q&A to reflect on issues from the day and discuss opportunities, evidence and challenges for boosting social capital.

This is a draft programme and subject to change. A final programme will be shared in early October.

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When & Where


Society Building
8 All Saints Street
Kings Cross
N1 9RL London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 from 09:00 to 16:30 (GMT)


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Understanding Society

Understanding Society is an innovative world-leading study about 21st century UK life and how it is changing. It captures important information about people’s social and economic circumstances, attitudes, behaviours and health. The study is longitudinal in its design

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