September 2020 newsletter
Remarkably, we’ve been living with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for over six months now. Changes to education and employment have increased pressure on mental health and well-being across the community, and vulnerable populations continue to grow. The appetite among policymakers and practitioners for good evidence is increasing as these complex social challenges and tighter budgets put a premium on knowing that what you’re doing works.
Because of this, CEI has renewed purpose and dedication in our work: we’ve been assisting with the implementation of some of the reforms recommended by the Royal Commission into family violence and working with organisations that focus on women’s and children’s needs. CEI staff have spoken on homelessness and inclusive education at events held in the UK and Singapore, hosted a monthly webinar with hard-hitting implementation science experts and social impact innovators for the Evidence and Implementation Summit Virtual Series, and taken up residence at the Evidence Quarter in London. We share details about these and other activities in our newsletter this month.