30 August 2022
Public Service Pioneers 2021: Reaching and Sustaining New Horizons was a virtual, month-long learning event that happened in March 2021.
25 May 2022
Y Lab’s Sofia Vougioukalou was successful in securing a British Academy Innovation Fellowship to look at creative ageing and social prescribing in Wales
1 March 2022
The research team at Y Lab, in partnership with the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) and the People Powered Results team at Nesta, were funded by Welsh Government to
24 February 2022
Social Care Wales : User research.
9 February 2022
15 November 2021
By now, we know the story—the climate crisis is here, there, and everywhere, and it is terr
3 November 2021
As the global community is meeting for the next two weeks in Glasgow to discuss climate change at
We are looking for a communications specialist to support the HARP team and partners to share learning from the programme between now and the end of the programm
27 October 2021
We recently ran an all-day event on Zoom for our HARP projects to share their work.
4 October 2021
As our time as a partnership with Nesta comes to an end, Y Lab’s Director, James Lewis, reflects on some of the highlights and what’s coming next.
10 September 2021
Rosie Dow outlines why we’re delighted to see the Baring Foundation highlight some of the brilliant work happening in Wales’ innovative arts and health sector.
7 September 2021
We recently collaborated with people who have lived experience of dementia care to produce short films illustrating their experience.
24 May 2021
We’re proud to announce that Y Lab has recently welcomed Anna Hamilos as Head and Co-Lead of Y Lab.
7 May 2021
This year, Alzheimer's Society Cymru launched a Dementia Friendly Diversity Awards 2021 (Wales) and the winner was announced in their
4 May 2021
The Cardiff Capital Region has recently launched a Challenge Fund to ‘harness the power of innovation in procurement’.
15 March 2021
Together with Arts Council of Wales, we are excited to announce 10 projects that will work on scaling and sustaining arts and health activity across the country.
Responding directly to the needs arising out of the pandemic, and recognising that innovation is taking place throughout the sector at the moment, we are aiming to learn more about how the arts can
In partnership with Arts Council of Wales, the HARP Seed programme is about collaborating to generate - or ‘seed’ - those initial great ideas and innovate at pace.
5 March 2021
The Innovate to Save (I2S) Programme, run by Y Lab between 2017-2020, was an experiment in using blended finance to support innovation projects in Wales.
18 December 2020
As part of the 2020 Festival of Social Science, Y Lab presented the performance of a new play 'Next of Kin' alongside a discussion about dementia, hearing loss and the role
23 November 2020
What are the limitations in the system that mean funding isn't more equal?
29 September 2020
Programme manager, Rosie Dow, talks about the challenges and joys of arts and health innovation during COVID-19.
28 August 2020
How and why does innovation happen in public services?
12 August 2020
Y Lab has launched a survey that aims to find out more about how arts and health can address challenges and improve access to online delivery.
2 June 2020
Our Academic Director, James Lewis, writes about what we are working on and how we are responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
18 May 2020
We are launching a public involvement and patient experience in research group (PIPER) for Arts and Health in Wales. Read more about what it will do and how to join.
11 May 2020
Council in North Wales will use £1.15million in Innovate to Save funding to roll-out the Mockingbird family model for looked after children and their foster families.
27 April 2020
How can the arts support people living through lockdown? How can access to arts interventions be improved? Our sprint challenge aimed to build our knowledge to support more people in Wales.
27 March 2020
HARP programme manager, Rosie Dow, explores what we know so far about arts and health in the context of a coronavirus pandemi
18 February 2020
Alexis Palá explains more about our event: What is it and why should you come?
8 January 2020
For the past 6 months, Y Lab has been exploring how countries around the world measure public service innovation in different ways. Here's what we've found out so far.
9 December 2019
In April 2019, we announced a new Arts and Health programme with Arts Council of Wales and Welsh NHS Confederation.
6 November 2019
We are delighted to welcome Dr Steve Garner to the team. In his first blog for Y Lab, he shares his research background and what he plans to focus on next.
25 October 2019
Are funders reaching the widest possible pool of innovators to publicise their programmes? What are the barriers that face women that we may not be able to see?
30 September 2019
What are the best ways to involve people in decisions that affect their lives? Research Fellow, Emyr Williams, explores some options that could be more widely used in Wales.
31 July 2019
We know that the innovation can’t happen with just funding alone.
18 July 2019
Y Lab has launched a new programme of work to explore the contribution of the arts in keeping people healthy in Wales.
17 July 2019
Mindsets greatly affect the tools we use and the outcomes we achieve; it’s time for governments and those working with public services to confront this reality.
12 July 2019
Leonard Cheshire will use a loan of £1million to develop and scale their Innovate to Save project across Wales.
21 June 2019
Research shows that gender influences the outcome of innovation funding applications. How can we understand this better and test ways to guard against unconscious bias?