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 RSA analysed conversations young people are having about mental health online. Our new report argues that a national online mental health service or “an A&E for Twitter” is worth serious exploration.
The social housing green paper does little to confront the challenges facing the sector.
Tom Proudfoot gives his insights from Dumfries and Galloway on the FFCC bike tour
“The reduction of prohibited conduct must be the main aim of any penal system, but must be tempered by both economic considerations and humanity if the system is to be practicable and tolerable”. So argued Nigel Walker in ...
The RSA and NEF in partnership with NHS England publish a report to develop a community-led health system.
In this collection of essays, we ask a number of thought leaders and practitioners to explore the potential of alternative housing models such as co-living to help meet the challenges of today, with a particular focus on ...
The RSA Inclusive Growth Commission hosted the last of it’s seven seminars in February, 2017, exploring the existing role housing associations play in underpinning inclusive growth and what an enhanced role for housing provide ...
Economic insecurity is a political, economic and societal challenge that public policy must understand and address.