The Vision Project

Through a programme of articles, podcasts and events marking DHI's 20th anniversary, we ask experts the question:

How do we achieve our vision to end social exclusion by ensuring that everyone has their basic needs met and is able to thrive by contributing to the richness and wellbeing of their community?

Find out how you can help to end social exclusion.


The Vision Project
DHI Poetry Book on sale now!

DHI Poetry Book on sale now!

May 31, 2019

'Out of the Shadows', our 20th anniversary poetry anthology, is now available. Buy yours today!

Building Bristol as an inclusive city of hope

Building Bristol as an inclusive city of hope

May 29, 2019

Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, writes for DHI's Vision Project about how he is trying to end social exclusion in Bristol.

How do we help today's young people with substance misuse?

How do we help today's young people with substance misuse?

May 13, 2019

Phil Harris writes for The Vision Project about how we can help young people today using evidence, and recognising changing patterns of drug and alcohol use.

Social care: a positive option

Social care: a positive option

May 03, 2019

Amanda Deeks, retiring Chief Executive of South Gloucestershire Council, gives her perspective on the challenges facing social care.

From cruelty to care - drug policy that promotes social inclusion

From cruelty to care - drug policy that promotes social inclusion

Apr 25, 2019

Danny Kushlick gives his take on social exclusion for The Vision Project, putting forward the case for legal regulation of drugs.

How should we be housing people in later life?

How should we be housing people in later life?

Apr 15, 2019

Kevan Forde, Head of Innovation for Anchor Hanover housing association, gives his personal take on how we can help older people today.

Just Say It: Young People Speak Out

Just Say It: Young People Speak Out

Apr 11, 2019

What do young people think about homelessness, drugs and alcohol, mental health, social media and knife crime?

Just Say It! trailer

Just Say It! trailer

Apr 01, 2019

Check out this video of highlights from Just Say It!

How do we stop today's youth from becoming tomorrow's socially excluded adults?

How do we stop today's youth from becoming tomorrow's socially excluded adults?

Mar 20, 2019

In this Vision Project article, Sandy Hore-Ruthven explores how long term relationships with young people can help to prevent future social exclusion.

Tackling the permanent social exclusion of sex workers

Tackling the permanent social exclusion of sex workers

Mar 08, 2019

On International Women's Day, Sarah Talbot-Williams looks at the vicious circle of social exclusion that some women find themselves trapped in.

The benefits system is perfect just as it is and nobody should panic; it's fine

The benefits system is perfect just as it is and nobody should panic; it's fine

Feb 18, 2019

In the latest Vision Project article, Emma Kernahan imagines a social security system that values people, but this goes much further than just money...