Upcoming Event: Help us to move on!

Practical policy solutions from Hampshire’s young people. In July 2018 the Southern Policy Centre was commissioned by the Blagrave Trust to develop a policy advocacy strategy for young people aged 16-25 in Hampshire. Over the last 8 months we have been listening to young people and researching alongside them to understand the challenges that affect them the most during transition from childhood to adulthood, and to develop potential solutions to these. The primary concerns raised were housing, education, training and employment. The work has…

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Living Well

Living Well: Health and wellbeing for a better quality of life

In conjunction with the University of Winchester and supported by Paris Smith and Energise Me, we are delivering a seminar to explore how we can all live well. The rise of new ‘health’ trends communicated via media platforms has called into question what living well really means. Chaired by the University’s Chancellor Alan Tichmarsch, this event is the third of a series of debates on linked and topical issues. Speakers of the seminar include Professor Shireen Kassam, Consultant Haematologist at…

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LEPs and the central South: a summary of our breakfast seminar in conjunction with PwC

Since their establishment in 2010, Local Enterprise Partnerships have been integral to economic growth across England, providing a channel for government investment in infrastructure, skills and innovation. A joint Southern Policy Centre/PwC seminar held at the beginning of December exploredhow our local LEPs see their future role and discussed how they can help fulfil the needs of the Central South of England. Julian Gray of PwC opened the discussion by suggesting that the urban South Coast was a great place…

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SPC announces new devolution project – ‘A strategy for the central South?’

Is there a strategy for the central South? A new SPC project There is a widely-shared fear that central southern England is not attracting the additional resources and powers that are being enjoyed in other regions. The former Treasury Minister, Lord Jim O’Neill, has criticised previous devolution proposals from central southern England, saying that they failed to identify clear priorities and distinctive outcomes for the area.[1]It is clear that progress in the future will depend on developing a clear regional…

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LEPs and the central South – join us for our seminar with PwC

Since their establishment in 2010, Local Enterprise Partnerships have been integral to economic growth across England. In July this year the Government sought to strengthen their role, making proposals designed to ensure they are fit for purpose. Join us for our free seminar, organised in conjunction with PwC, which offers an opportunity to learn how our local LEPs see their future role and discuss how they can help fulfil the needs of the Central South of England. Date: Monday December…

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