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RTI evaluation shows people significantly more positive about retirement

By Patrick Shine | December 18, 2015 |

The Shaftesbury Partnership is delighted to announce the evaluation of our Retirement Transition Initiative (RTI) pilot. It finds that RTI participants are more than twice as likely to feel positive about retirement. ‘The weekend was a real trigger for action … I’ve told lots of people how good it was, and now they all want to go!’ – Sue, RTI participant  ‘We want…

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Second ‘Doing Good and Doing Well’ roundtable held in Manchester

By Patrick Shine | July 24, 2015 |

Earlier this week Shaftesbury Partnership held the second in its series of Doing Good and Doing Well roundtables. These events provide a platform for people to take a step back from their day-to-day work and reflect on the ways in which responsible businesses and their people can deliver a wider value to society. The focus of this second roundtable was on skills…

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Social Business Partnership and British Gas host Responsible Business roundtable

By Patrick Shine | May 5, 2015 |

Last Thursday, Social Business Partnership (SBP) and British Gas co-hosted a special roundtable dinner in Manchester on how responsible businesses and their people can deliver a wider value to the society. The event brought together senior business leaders from a wide range of organisations, including Jaguar Land Rover, Sodexo and Yorkshire Water, to discuss the ways in which large companies…

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Mayor hails launch of new civic service programme for young people in Southwark

By Patrick Shine | February 10, 2015 |
The Challenge

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson last night celebrated the launch of a new civic service programme, The Challenge, that inspires young people from diverse backgrounds to come together and serve their community. The programme, trialed this summer with 160 16-year olds in Southwark and North Hammersmith, plans to grow to work with 50,000 young people by 2015. The Challenge…

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