We worked with Public Health Berkshire to conduct research into residents’ views on COVID-19 guidelines and the messages from Government. This research then led to a local campaign to help increase resident adherence to key COVID-19 guidelines.
In this blog, Lauren digs deeper into ‘Guilty Holiday Syndrome’ and how it is affecting working people’s ability to switch off. How can we learn to establish clear boundaries for a healthy work-life balance?
Alison, Ellen and Megan have already joined our award-winning research, marketing and creative agency, all bringing a wealth of experience from marketing, PR and business development backgrounds.
We take a look at the unintended impact of eco-influencers on their audiences, and discuss the flaws in their approach and how to get the movement back on track.
As part of the global TEDx community spanning over 150 countries, TEDxBrayfordPool is a platform specifically created for Lincolnshire, enabling individuals and communities to hold locally relevant and independent events.
Behavioural Scientist, Dr Rachel Langbein, has taken some time to ponder the psychology of volunteering. She outlines the barriers to volunteering and explores the motivations and rewards of volunteers through the lens of behavioural science frameworks.
We worked with East Lindsey District Council and NHS Lincolnshire CCG to generate insight about the behavioural tendencies of people in Mablethorpe, Sutton on Sea and Trusthorpe who are prediabetic or at high risk of Type 2 diabetes. We explored their motivations and barriers to accessing the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, to generate behaviour change recommendations for increasing service uptake and accessibility.
Behavioural Scientist, Dr Rachel Langbein, explores the perceived merits and flaws inherent in Social Exchange Theory, and how it can be used to give insight into our own behaviour and choices.
We worked with Public Health Wales to generate insight about drinking behaviours across North Wales and develop routes for behaviour change to take forward in their Action Plan and reduce alcohol harm.
Behavioural Scientist, Dr Rachel Langbein reflects on Government legislation regarding calories on food menus that has come into force to tackle the ongoing obesity epidemic in the UK.
Social Change UK, a Lincoln based behaviour change agency has today announced its certification as a B Corporation (or B Corp), joining a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit.
B Corp™ is fast becoming a trusted symbol for ethical businesses. Wherever you see the B Corp logo, you know that it has been thoroughly assessed and proven to uphold the highest social and environmental standards. Once achieved, B Corporation is a certification for ethical businesses who work not just for profit, but to benefit people and the planet.
Our changemakers discuss sexual harassment in this collection of reflections blog, looking at statistics to do with violence against women and girls, causes of harassment and how we can work together to change this.
Bringing together research and behavioural theory, Social Researcher and Data Analyst Daisy explores how our food environment hinders our efforts to eat more healthily and the need for change.
Junior Content Creator and Copywriter, Lauren, delves deeper into what it means to be a changemaker and how you too can become one – prepare to read the word changemaker a lot.
We explore the lack of queer representation in advertising and address the problematic reinforcement of negative stereotypes. Is there a problem, and if so, what's the solution?
We take a look at the link between Instagram and the rise of body image issues and low self-esteem amongst teenage girls. Can the app use its influence to change things for the better?
Awareness campaigns are vital for educating the public on LGBTQ+ identities, history and rights. In this blog, our Social Researcher Anna explores the important role these campaigns continue to play in changing attitudes and helping diverse societies to grow.
In part one, we took a look at why many of us are reluctant to adopt climate-friendly behaviours. In part 2, we explore how we can use behavioural science to make a difference.
The effects of climate change are becoming more apparent, so why aren't we doing more to tackle the problem? In this blog, we use behavioural science to break down the reasons why people aren't doing their bit.
Heuristics, or "mental shortcuts," help us to make decisions every day, without us even realising it. But the availability of information can impact these thought processes, influencing our behaviour in unexpected ways. Here's how...
Are you a fan of Dr Pimple Popper? Despite its popularity, I think it is fair to say that it can make uncomfortable viewing for a few of us. Video content is amazing. But real footage isn’t always appropriate. Real-life, up-close footage can make a few of us quite queasy... or turn us off completely, which is why sometimes a different format is recommended for communicating tough topics and sensitive issues.
Did you know that children are one of the most at-risk groups when it comes to the effects of air pollution? Did you know that air pollution is linked to a wide range of health conditions? With its negative impacts on both our environment and our health, it comes as no surprise that air pollution has been labelled as a public health emergency. We therefore decided to do some research to find the facts and figures that should be common knowledge and put them all into one of our handy infographics.
Opening up conversations and educating young people about their period health in Wales.
Job type: Full-time
Salary: £21,000 - £30,000 (dependant on experience)
Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Team: Creative team
Closing date for applications: Close of business, Friday 20th May 2022
Your job is to be our visual communicator. This role is not just about using the latest software to create a piece of attractive design. It’s about communicating a deeper visual message to a specific audience, provoking an emotional response and inspiring people to act.
In this role you will create visual text and imagery concepts, by hand or using computer software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate people. You understand that art makes you feel something; design makes you do something – so you use insights and combine brand standards, colour theory, graphic elements, and typography to make audiences do both.
In this role you will create visual content in many forms for many channels including adverts, websites, mobile, print and social. You are responsible for ensuring our advertising, whether it is for clients or for us – is eye-catching and creative.
If you are applying for the senior role, you will also be responsible for managing the design studio and the staff that work within the studio, keeping the design team on track, ensuring all design tasks are delivered on time, to budget and to the expected quality outputs.
Please send your CV and a covering letter to Andy Senyszyn, at firstname.lastname@example.org Please set out clearly in your covering letter how you meet the person specification, giving examples where possible.
If you wish to speak to us ahead of making an application, please email or call the office on 01522 77 50 60 and we can arrange a call.
Over recent years, people have become more and more aware of plastic pollution, bringing about a huge change in behaviour in governmental policy, retail standards and shopping habits. However, pollution from the fashion industry is a big issue that is only just beginning to garner the attention it deserves. So, how exactly is fast fashion impacting the planet, and what can we do to help?
In this blog, we delve into website heuristics and how they can be used to help users navigate and, importantly, return to your site.
Using animation and storytelling to support the roll-out of Mental Health Support Teams in schools and higher education in Essex.
With the world changing and developing, it's essential businesses create a safe, non-judgmental environment for their teams to work in. In the guide below, we have created some terminology boards to explain what LGBTQ+ stands for, with some mindful tips to allow your team to feel comfortable. Download the guide and put it up in your workplace or circulate it in an email.
In this latest blog, our Social Researcher and Data Analyst Daisy introduces us to Catastrophe Theory and how it can explain sudden changes in human behaviour and why it might be relevant in today’s political and cultural landscape…
Our mission is to be changemakers. Unafraid to take on the tough social and environmental issues; opening the “too difficult box” and inspiring people through our work, energy and passion that positive change is always possible.
We do this by:
Having recently started work within the research team at Social Change UK, I was keen to find out about the team’s experience doing research throughout the pandemic. Just after the anniversary of the first national lockdown, I interviewed Eloise and Daisy, my fellow researchers, to ask how working remotely has impacted the research process. We took the opportunity to have a chat via video call to share our thoughts.
We undertook research to understand how to make Policing an attractive career choice and uncover the possible limitations of the current methods used to increase the number of people applying for positions in the Force.
See how huge tobacco companies are using marketing tactics to target young people.
‘Correlation does not equal causation’ is a phrase that should be all too familiar in the world of statistics. In this blog, our Social Researcher and Data Analyst Daisy discusses dos and don’ts for correlations and why they shouldn’t be taken at face value.
In September 2016 a new app took the world by storm. But aside from the dancing and hacks, can this app be used for good?
A circular economy is a sustainable system that aims to eliminate waste and make the most out of our resources. Learn more and get involved with our handy guide.
Clubhouse, a relatively new app, has taken the social media world by storm. How did it go viral, and how can we leverage it for positive change?
Coronavirus and social distancing have meant that many businesses and organisations have had to adapt, including our own. However, spoken like the true changemakers we are, we like to see the ‘positives’ in change that can actually bring a whole new perspective to support our work.
Not sure what to do with that remaining budget at year-end? Looking to put it to good use? Here are five ways to do good with that year-end spend.
Say hello to four new changemakers: Lauren, Lindsey, Robyn and Anna.
CityX asked our founder to write an article for International Women's Day. In this piece, Kelly reflects on her journey starting the business and her experience leading Social Change UK.
Mattel, the creators behind Barbie, has launched another new doll this week - just in time for International Women's Day. The question is, can a doll help with gender diversity and representation and help plug the gap on gender inequality?
Encouraging the general public in Lincolnshire to carry out 5 key acts to look after themselves and their NHS. By committing to these 5 acts, they can keep themselves healthy, while enabling their local NHS to run as efficiently and safely as possible in the wake of the pandemic.