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The USE-IT! project, through its various activities, has created numerous documents, web pages, blog posts and presentations, and been discussed in the media. You can access these below, according the strands they align to, or search the Library.

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How to USE-IT!

Summary blog post about USE-IT!, focusing on the community research work.

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Social Enterprise in Schools: Schools Pack

An introductory information pack for schools interested in iSE's social enterprise work in schools

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Social Enterprise in Schools: Final blog post

Blog post marking the end of the Social Enterprise in Schools pilot project

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Social Enterprise in Schools: Project update

Project update post of the Social Enterprise in Schools pilot

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White paper - Working Together in Birmingham's Neighbourhoods Event

A white paper from Birmingham City Council on neighbourhood working in the city.

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USE-IT! presentation at EUROCITIES Social Innovation Lab, March 2019, Glasgow

A powerpoint presentation used at this 2019 event in Glasgow, describing USE-IT!

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Unlocking social and economic innovation together - presentation

Presentation used to describe the project at 2019 event

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How retraining refugees could help tackle NHS staffing crisis

Guardian article exploring the principle and benefits of the NHS skills matching work

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USE-IT! : The project solving social and economic problems in Birmingham

Blog post by Ember Television, producers of some of our videos

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Distinctly Birmingham - USE-IT! blog posts

Posts about USE-IT! from Birmingham City Council's Distinctly Birmingham initiative.

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Interview with Deborah, community researcher

An interview on BBC Radio WM with one our community researchers, Deborah

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Celebrating Community Business – Eat Make Play

Blog post by Co-op Futures

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Community Business Weekend Comes To Birmingham

Blog post by Co-op Futures

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‘The solution lies in the problem’: A reflection on worm composting, community business and the ‘making places last’ conference

Blog post by Co-op Futures

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Feeding our community

Blog post by Co-op Futures

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Community business weekend 2018

Blog post by Co-op Futures

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Micro fund for West Brum & Smethwick

Blog post by Co-op Futures

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CO-OPERATIVE enterprise in Birmingham

Blog post by Co-op Futures

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Part one: What does it mean to be a co-operative?

Blog post by Co-op Futures

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Part two: What is a community business?

Blog post by Co-op Futures

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