Our work develops practical models for more open, relational approaches to public services that are responsive to local needs and priorities, and work with service users to design and deliver better outcomes.
We want to build and capitalise on the value of individuals and communities. This explores the role of peer support and social networks, to empower people to better meet their social and economic needs and aspirations.
We advocate for devolved strategic economic and social policymaking powers to the most local level possible, supported by accountable and engaging democratic governance structures.
The RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission is a major, two-year independent inquiry, established to look at the food and farming system for the UK, the rural economy and a sustainable and accessible countryside.
Building on the agenda set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View, Health as a Social Movement is a new three year programme, to support social movements in health and care.
In the context of devolution, successful social and economic development strategies, will deploy new powers at the local and city scale. To make plans successful, they must be distinct, connected to the identity of citizens ...
OPSN is answering the need for a truer and more detailed picture of mental health and wellbeing across the UK with the launch of a new platform - OPSN Mental Health - in association with Mind.
The first in a series of themed debates prompted by the RSA’s new Food, Farming and Countryside Commission grappled with three questions.
Income levels, debt, wealth and other static or individual measurements might tell us part of a story about someone’s life but they are insufficient to fully understand whether someone is economically insecure.
UK care homes are facing a crisis of negative public opinion, inadequate funding and staffing shortages. But our society’s aspirations for what makes a good care home need to go beyond upholding the status quo.
Anthony Painter discusses the state of 21st century economic insecurity and why work alone is not enough to keep it at bay.
Economic insecurity is a political, economic and societal challenge that public policy must understand and address.
How can we liberate and harness energy for change in our communities? Reflections from the Health as Social Movement project.
Working with six local authorities from across England, the Transforming Together project sought to understand the key factors that contribute to successful partnerships.
Citizens and Inclusive Growth is a discrete programme of research that looks at the role of citizens in strategies for inclusive growth.