Our beliefs

/1/ Complex social problems deserve clever, connected solutions


/2/ Design thinking is our best tool for unpicking tricky problems


/3/ We achieve so much more when we work collectively and collaboratively


Our working hypothesis

We take a collective approach to tackling social problems, using design thinking to support social organisations to maximise their impact.

We bring together rigorous research, bold creativity, strategic thinking and an open and collaborative mindset to design sustainable solutions to challenging social problems.

We’re currently testing this way of working in areas deeply affected by inequality – including childhoods, food, financial wellbeing and mental health. Right now, we’re also contributing Shift’s experience, skills and energy to the UK’s response to COVID-19.


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