Innovation Unit

Innovation Unit

Careers at Innovation Unit

Innovation Unit is a not for profit, social enterprise - this means that above all else, we are an organisation that is deeply committed to making a positive, social impact in the world.

Our mission is to grow and scale the boldest and best innovations that deliver long term impact for people, address persistent inequalities and transform the systems around them.

We have fifteen years experience of doing this work with ambitious partners in local and central government, schools and hospitals, voluntary and community sector organisations, trusts and foundations.

We are proud of the impact of our projects; in recent years Living Well UK, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, has supported four areas of the UK to pioneer new solutions for community-based mental health and wellbeing that are now spreading nationally; in children’s social care, we have been the innovation partner for the Department for Education, since 2014, in their children’s social care innovation programme that has engaged every local authority in England in developing new solutions for children in or on the edge of care.

Stats we are proud of

  • 5

    areas of impact that represent the issues that we care about

  • £3.4m

    in National Lottery funding to improve mental health support

  • 1

    Big Picture UK Charity founded to bring a proven school model from the US

  • 10

    GM authorities supported to adapt and adopt innovations in CSC

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