Social policy and research

Economic and Social Research Council
The UK's leading agency for research funding and training in economic and social sciences

Institute for Public Policy Research
The UK’s leading progressive think tank, producing cutting edge research and innovative policy ideas for a just, democratic and sustainable world

Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Aims to understand the root causes of social problems, to identify ways of overcoming them, and to show how social needs can be met in practice

Social Exclusion
Aims to extend opportunity to the least advantaged so that they can enjoy more of the choices, chances and power that the rest of society takes for granted. Works with the rest of government to identify priorities, test solutions, and facilitate collaboration across government

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