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This page holds the articles and opinion pieces that we have produced. These are listed in date order.

Spotlight on JE Delve

Jamal Edwards Delve is a non-profit organisation focused on refurbishing and reopening youth centres to support young people in Acton, West London. Its weekly schedule includes Music and Media sessions, and recent projects have harnessed the raw creative talents of young people in the borough. RealWorth's spotlight on Delve aims to highlight the incredible impact the charity is having, and what you can do to help.

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Fuel Poverty Report

To conduct its social value analysis, RealWorth teamed up with the charity Big Help Project to survey people with experience of fuel poverty and establish the social value of escaping fuel poverty. In the report, the authors discuss how fuel poverty impacts lives and what measures the built environment sector can put in place to reduce the likelihood of fuel poverty.

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RealWorth Impact Report 2023/24

Our second year of being a B Corp has brought some great successes, including the benefit and sheer joy that can be had from the wider B Corp community. If you would like to read more about our impact, and our work within the B Corp community, please read our impact report attached.

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From Hay Fever to Hunger

Issues like food poverty and the worst effects of climate change disproportionately affect low-income neighbourhoods. Town planners have the opportunity to tackle the social inequalities created by hayfever through the planting of public orchards

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Why Pessimism Is Pointless, and Pernicious

The days are getting longer, the plants are blooming, and the spring cleaning is well underway. But while it’s traditionally a time of year for hope and excitement, many of us are struggling with feelings of defeat and gloom. It’s unsurprising given the current global climate- but not unavoidable. With just a small change of perspective, we can claim back our optimism, effecting positive change in the world around us.

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Could Landlord Licenses Solve the Current Homeownership Crisis?

Following the finding that over a third of households in England and Wales are rented, James McGowan explores potential solutions to the UK's home ownership crisis.

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Inclusive Wealth – The Antidote to (Deadly) Wrong Government Policy On Climate Change

After the UK government confirmed its plans to grant new North Sea oil and gas licences at the opening of parliament, RealWorth’s Erik Bichard provides his thoughts on how controversial or errant policymaking can be avoided in the future.

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Happiness, Wellbeing, Life Satisfaction, Social Value… Call it What You Want – But could we be missing the point?

Defining Wellbeing is an ever-present challenge in the social impact community. There are a lot of frameworks, guidance, definitions and ideas out there. But do they get to the heart of what's really important?

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Housing Reform: Building Healthy Homes That Create Social Value Is the Key to a Successful Policy

Far from simply echoing the quality of the project, social value studies highlight the good and pinpoint the harmful. They can also highlight the under-invested opportunities to improve housing schemes for the public benefit.

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Democratising Social Value: The Social Value Case for Participatory Budgeting

The London Borough of Brent recently announced a participatory budget of £2.25m to be used by local community groups. What can participatory budgeting projects teach us about creating social value in the built environment?

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Does Wellbeing Have an Image Problem?

After decades of steadily increasing uptake of the concept of wellbeing, what has it come to mean to communities today? What does it look like? And how can we change the way that we view wellbeing to improve lives at scale?

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Filling in the Blanks: Social Value in The Planning White Paper

Our next SVUK Thought Leadership Group session is on the 22nd October!

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