In December 2012 Esmée Fairbairn Foundation invited ten civil society leaders to set out their ideas about the role of charity in 2020 Britain.
The UK’s social and economic landscape had faced many challenges since the 2008 credit crunch. This had profound implications for charity and philanthropy in the UK. What kind of civil society do we need and want, who is responsible for it, and how would it be affected by future social and economic upheaval?
In the following short films each individual talks for two minutes on the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.
Chief Executive, UnLtd
Founder, Star Wards
Marion Janner OBE runs the Star Wards project and its parent charity Bright. Drawing on Marion’s experience as a detained inpatient, Star Wards works with mental health trusts to help wards make small changes which have a huge impact on patients’ daily experiences and treatment outcomes.
Director, Institute for Public Policy Research
Alliance Director, Centre for Social Justice
Dame Mary Marsh
Director, Clore Social Leadership Programe
Director, Streetwise Opera
Chief Executive, Hackney Community Transport Group