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True grit


The importance of character, or social and emotional skills, is rising up the political agenda.

Demos is supporting a review by the Early Intervention Foundation, Cabinet Office and the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.


Read about the project. Answer Demos's call for evidence.

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It is a common narrative that young people are disengaged from the political system. But how best to respond?

Demos and Bite the Ballot are announcing a crowd-funding campaign to build the first ever Voter Advice Application designed for young people.


Read the blog. Support the campaign.

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Demos Quarterly: Autumn 2014

The Autumn Issue of Demos Quarterly, our magazine of political ideas, is now published.

The lead essay, contributed by Michael Lind, traces the lineage of liberalism, linking today’s populism to the ideas that animated John Locke and the Founding Fathers.

Read the essay. Browse the magazine.

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Do no harm


Migrant access to healthcare in the UK has been the subject of much discourse in recent British politics.

A new Demos report investigates the factors discouraging people from accessing healthcare, and the potential ethical and practical responses from policymakers.


Read the report. Come to the event.

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The future of housing with care


Paul Burstow MP gave a speech announcing the findings of Demos's Commission on Residential Care.

The final report recommends a number of measures to embed good practice in the sector and challenge public perceptions.


Read the report. Listen to Paul Burstow's speech.

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Going it alone


Self-employment is at its highest level on record, now making up 1 in 7 of those in work.

A new Demos report investigates the the dramatic shift in working patterns, and what it means for public policy. 


Read the report. Read the article.

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On speaking terms


The last Census found around 850,000 migrants could not speak English well or at all.

A new Demos report argues the lack of a government strategy, and a drop in funding for ESOL courses, is preventing migrants reaching their full potential.


Read the report. Read the blog.

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Building for the future


Demos has launched a Commission on Apprenticeships to improve the quantity and quality of vocational training.

We are issuing a call for evidence, encouraging employers, learning providers and policymakers to share their expertise.


Read about the Commission. See the call for evidence.

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Understanding poverty


Read Poverty in Perspective, our landmark report that introduces a pioneering model for measuring poverty.

You can also view interactive infographics of our child poverty types on the stand-alone Poverty in Perspective website.


Read the report and the blog. Explore the infographic website.

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