Whose social innovation is it anyway?

location Arts at the Old Fire Station | 4:30 PM-5:30 PM Wednesday 15 April 2015 (BST)

Let’s Disrupt Disadvantage

Radical Thinkers, Positive Deviants and Social Disruptors sought for lively session on social innovation.

LankellyChase Foundation doesn’t believe that most people facing disadvantage have one particular dragon to slay. For us it’s not about single issues like homelessness or mental health, offending or substance misuse. It’s not domestic violence versus extreme poverty. We believe that all these issues interplay with each other and have a cumulative effect.

So can you help us disrupt, rethink and rebuild the systems that reinforce these siloes and feed disadvantage?

This year, we are starting to explore how social innovation (yes, the new buzzword) can help us to reach our goal: shifting the way that people on the extreme margins are valued by society, so that policy, public debate and practice are focused on people’s capabilities and humanity.

We're looking for new, radical, daring ideas to bring about change - but we're not seeing enough of these ideas developing, nor are they emerging into innovative practices that can inform, influence and alter systems. Can you help us change this?


  • LankellyChase

    The LankellyChase Foundation is an independent charitable funder focused on addressing severe and multiple disadvantage

  • Jess Cordingly

    Director of social innovation @LankellyChase Currently a resident of sunny Walthamstow. Still a Norwich girl at heart.


Arts at the Old Fire Station

40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ, United Kingdom

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