Insight for Impact is SQW’s podcast. As a business, we believe that good public policy shapes a better society – and it must therefore be guided by high quality research, analysis and insight. This principle has shaped our work since SQW was formed in the early 1980s, and we have generated a huge bank of experience and insight in applying it. Our podcast series is aimed at anyone with an interest in good public policy (particularly at national and local levels in the UK). It addresses highly topical economic and social issues ranging from innovation and local economic development through to skills, education, health and social care. Drawing on high quality evidence and analysis, it seeks to inform and stimulate the surrounding debates, and it aims, literally, to provide insight for impact. For more information and to see our most recently published reports, go to https://www.sqw.co.uk/insights-and-publications/
Delivering sustainable new homes: opportunities and challenges
The UK needs to build more new homes to meet the needs of a growing and ageing population, whilst minimising the environmental impacts of development. What are the opportunities and challenges in the delivery of sustainable new housing?
Finance for Innovation
Innovation needs investment so that knowledge and ideas can be successfully identified, commercialised and exploited to support economic growth and address societal challenges. What is currently working well in the UK’s finance for innovation system, and how could it work better?
Realising the benefits of personalised care
Personalised care is increasingly prominent in the UK’s health and social care landscape. What do we know about its benefits, and what are the issues that policy makers and service deliverers need to consider in designing and delivering personalised care approaches?
Supporting people into sustained employment
How can policy makers best support people into, or back into, sustained employment following a period of unemployment? This always matters, but is particularly important now given the uncertain prospects for the labour market as the UK economy looks to recover and rebuild following the disruption caused by the Covid pandemic.
An introduction to the new podcast from SQW