Innovation Unit is working with four health and care systems to set up innovation hubs where they can develop knowledge, skills and confidence to identify, adapt and adopt the innovations which make a difference to people’s lives.
The Health Anchors Learning Network (HALN) is a UK-wide network for people responsible for, or interested in, anchor approaches in health to share and learn from each other.
Parkerville Children and Youth Care (CYC), in partnership with Innovation Unit, have committed to developing an innovative model of out-of-home care that is built upon the experiences and voices of young people to inform the design.
Care experienced young people are more likely to reoffend on release from prison than non-care leavers of a similar age. They often lack family relationships and other support networks and there is a proven correlation between maintenance of family relationships in prevention of reoffending.
350 in Greater Manchester share their experiences and solutions in new report on violent crime affecting young people commissioned by The Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
As Australia sees a decline in the academic growth of its top-performing learners in international tests, so educators are noticing that the highest achieving students are ‘playing the game’ of school. They’re present, but not always feeling engaged or being intellectually stretched.
In Lambeth they have seized the opportunity to transform the mental health care system.
Meaningful work makes a key contribution to a healthy, happy life, but many people are prevented from working because of unmet health needs. Innovation Unit have worked with the Work and Health Unit and the Learning and Work Institute to create the Integrated Employment Support Programme.
Innovation Unit and The Health Foundation have joined forces to understand and share insights about how to scale innovation in the NHS.
Through School Design Lab we offer a practical, holistic approach to the challenge of school design, backed up by a wealth of experience and insight from across the world.
The care system can be transformative, giving young people and their families the support they need at the most difficult points in their lives. But too many young people have a poor experience of the system and poor long-term outcomes, leaving care without the skills, relationships or emotional stability to ready them for adulthood.
We worked with local youth workers in Kaitaia, to develop actionable solutions to engage young people in their community.
There remain children and families whose early learning and development needs go unmet. We believe that every young Australian deserves a great start to life, and an even better future.
Better Endings is a year-long disciplined innovation programme, funded by Guy’s and St Thomas Charity’, that aims to create new solutions for end of life care in Lambeth and Southwark.
Innovation is the future of the NHS. Plenty of innovators are designing new solutions for healthcare, but spreading them remains a huge challenge.
Too often compromises are made, and a ‘good enough’ education focusing on basic skills is all that is available for many children in challenging contexts.
When people are given the power to shape a vision for their community, and the resources to make it happen, they grasp it. But when we talk about public services, this kind of agency is rarely part of the equation.
Digging deep to really understand people’s lives and the systems around them generates new insights and the most powerful case for change.
How parents relate to one another has a deep and long lasting impact on their children’s lives – for good or for ill. Every day, local authorities come into contact with families, so how can professionals spot the signs of relationship difficulty and help parents with the support they need?
Harakeke – Parents for Parents has been enabling parents of children under five to support each other to be the best parents they can be for over two years.
We brought together clinicians, service providers, people living with diabetes and their families to design a new model of care.
We worked with the Aotearoa New Zealand Transport Agency and Accident Compensation Corporation to co-design a behaviour change programme to reduce the number of young people driving without a license or in breach of license conditions.