Blog posts

Why we need Technology Justice

Jul 10, 2014 16:49 BST Practical Action Practical Action CEO Simon Trace introduces the concept of technology Justice and why it matters so much.

Don't Buy This Beer

Mar 05, 2014 13:55 GMT Sustainable Brand Insight On Black Friday 2011, the unprecedented marketing campaign Don’t Buy This Jacket by the apparel brand Patagonia hit the media declaring war on consumerism. The purpose was to alert people on the importance of not buying and then throwing useless things away. This angle was as controversial as it was successful. Since then, Patagonia is perceived as one of the most sustainable brands in the world.

'Post-Death control of Digital Assets'. A CDAS Seminar at the University of Bath

Jan 02, 2014 21:40 GMT DeadSocial James Norris (CEO, DeadSocial) will explore how physical assets are heavily intertwined with death, mourning and the rituals behind grieving on the 21st February at the University of Bath. Assets are often used as a way for the living to feel connected to the deceased and to bridge a gap between life and death.

Aspire and World Human Rights Day

Dec 04, 2013 08:00 GMT Aspire 10th December will mark 65 years since the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In the run up to the day, we will be looking at seven articles in the Declaration. We will be highlighting the shortfalls of progress and how we should be improving to ensure we are meeting the obligations that we have signed up to as a nation.

Keeping the flame alive - Aspire Campaigns Blog

Nov 19, 2013 10:40 GMT Aspire Yesterday, a House of Lords select Committee published a report on the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Committee has been specifically set up and tasked to look into this issue.

The failings of the Work Capability Assessment; who is to blame?

Aug 09, 2013 12:32 BST Aspire The last two weeks have not seen the best headlines for Atos healthcare, the company that has had the monopoly on delivering the controversial Work Capability Assessments (WCA) since Employment Support Allowance (ESA) came into existence in 2008.

Nursing care in hospitals

Aug 02, 2013 17:05 BST Aspire There was a lot of publicity recently around the Keogh Review, which looked into the quality of care and treatment provided by 14 hospital trusts in England with persistently high mortality rates in the last two years. Unusually large death rates do not necessarily mean that the hospitals are poor as there are other factors such as the health profile of a local area that have an impact.

The bedroom tax and disabled people

Jul 19, 2013 10:37 BST Aspire The 'bedroom tax', or spare room subsidy, has been brought in to try and tackle the rising housing benefits bill and address the issue of overcrowding. The government believes this measure could save the taxpayer £465m per year. Campaigns and Research Intern, Rosa Morris, blogs on the impact of bedroom tax on disabled people.

The case for a cumulative impact assessment of Government changes affecting disabled people

Jul 12, 2013 17:05 BST Aspire This week the House of Commons debated a motion calling for a cumulative impact assessment of the impact of recent changes in policy affecting disabled people. This means reviewing all the ways that disabled people may have been affected by things such as bedroom tax and benefit cuts. By Policy and Research Officer, Krupesh Hirani.

Aspire response to Spending Round

Jun 28, 2013 14:48 BST Aspire Wednesday 26th June saw the announcement of the Government’s Spending Round which outlined their spending plans for 2015/16.