Our stories

It is the people that make On Purpose. We are a vibrant community and everyone has stories, thoughts and ideas to share. We've captured just some of them here.

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Coercive control: a silent epidemic

The law is meant to protect us. But for most of history, there has been a gap in the law that has left people vulnerable to patterns of controlling or coercive behaviour in an ongoing relationship. The Home Office identifies coercive control as...

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Get to know me – with Leah Annett

Why did you decide to join On Purpose as Head of Business Development & Community? From the moment I discovered On Purpose it felt like I found home. I was carrying out a Life Design process myself which, funnily enough, is taught on a number of...

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Meet our April 2023 placement organisations

During their time on the Associate Programme, our Associates work in two purpose-driven organisations and get hands-on experience with challenging industry projects. Placement hosts can be social enterprises, social divisions of for-profit...

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Doing Good Better: What is Effective Altruism?

We all want to make the world a better place. Whether that is by campaigning for safer streets in our local community, donating money to charity for projects abroad or bringing a couple of tote bags to our weekly shop. There are so many ways to...

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Get to know me – with Ali Norrish

Why did you decide to join On Purpose as Programme Delivery Manager? After working in an area of social impact I was deeply passionate about for five years, I wanted to bring in something different to refresh my connection with social change....

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The other costs of living

The cost of living is high on the news agenda at the moment. And rightly so. Too many people are having to make choices - such as between heating and eating - which should have been consigned to the history books when we left the Victorian age....

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