Newsletter: August 2014   
News
We're recruiting! Scottish lead needed for a new project promoting cross jurisdictional learning in the UK

We're launching a new project: Evidence Exchange. Click here to find out more about its aims, who we're looking to recruit and how you can participate in our upcoming stakeholder meeting in Scotland. 
Events
Evidence Exchange: stakeholder roundtable, Scotland

On Thursday 11th September, 10.00-12.00, in Glasgow, we'll be holding a open stakeholder meeting for our new project. Click here to find out what we'll be discussing and how to get involved - Alliance members (and non-members) welcome! 
Evidence, Campaigning and the General Election - Sharing Our Plans

This lunchtime roundtable will bring together organisations that promote the greater use of research, evidence and data to inform social policy to share their plans for the 2015 Election. This is an invitation only event but if you are interested in attending we'd love to hear from you. Please email us with information on your organisation and why you would like to attend. Spaces are limited. 
2014 Party Conferences: Get your Coffee Club membership

Run by Total Politics and Joseph Rowntree Foundation the Club is an opportunity for politicians, journalists, policy makers and party delegates to meet and discuss policy and politics over free coffee and cake. With free WiFi and bookable space, why would you meet anywhere else? Sign up here
Blogs
Evidence in social work: the unfinished and flawed agenda

Policy makers and commissioners alike want to identify best evidence. The argument goes that the application of empirical evidence should promote better policies, improve services and promote more efficient use of resources, but it is often difficult to harness the 'right' evidence. This is true of social work as of other policy areas, writes Dr Mary Baginsky
Wellbeing needs a more joined up approach

What does it mean, how can it be measured and what would the impact of embedding it in policy and practice be? A What Works Centre for Wellbeing could help answer these questions, argues Lauren Pennycook.
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