Housing Apprenticeships

I’m a strong supporter of apprenticeships as a means of developing vocational skills and as a stepping stone towards a career. I’m a passionate advocate, not least as I was an apprentice myself!  I was...

Social Value & the SDGs

At the recent SVUK conference, there was a lot of discussion about the relationship between the SDGs and social value and further some other approaches such as using the Five Capitals model and further the...

Social value in action

In the midst of a crisis people's true compassion and humanity emerge.  We can't forecast the economic and social cost of the current crisis, but it has yet again showed that there is innate values...

Apprenticeships and social mobility

I've mentioned previously I was in my formative career an apprentice, perhaps one of the last of the era of traditional apprenticeships. Initiatives such as modern apprenticeships (with uncertain levels of learning content and short...