We're creating alliances and networks among local practitioners and national policymakers. We bring together allies and like-minded organisations to encourage debate and learning from leaders and innovators.
We're building support for the Social Guarantee through public and political discussion, with a strong focus on manifestos for the next election. We're reaching out to policy-makers and opinion formers, producing blogs and media coverage, organising and contributing to events, and building our social media presence.
We're building knowledge about all aspects of the Social Guarantee, including examples of good practice and data on costs and benefits. We collate and showcase relevant publications and generate new research and analysis.
Vision & Goals
An economy for people and the planet. A society where everyone can flourish and feel secure.
“The Social Guarantee enshrines universal services so that everyone has access to life’s essentials, according to need, not ability to pay"
The Social Guarantee in action.
Our project team and guests explore our principles, work and examples
The Social Guarantee is hosted by PRIME and proudly supported by Network for Social Change, the Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation, the Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust and Thirty Percy.
The Social Guarantee makes sure everyone's basic needs are met. It shows how more and better public services can deliver life's essentials within environmental limits. Enough for all, so that everyone can have enough, now and for future generations.
What is the Social Guarantee?
The Social Guarantee is not just delivering services.
The Social Guarantee is not just delivering services. For each of life’s essentials, there has to be a different package of measures. As well as service provision by governments or NGOs, ingredients include state regulation and investment, local initiatives and individual action. Details vary widely but in each case the package complies with the same set of principles.
Examples from different countries suggest what the Social Guarantee could look like in practice.
Provisioning for our needs within a fair consumption space
This think piece for the Hot or Cool Institute explores how universal basic services can contribute to decarbonising our economy and building a just transition by securing social foundations below which no one should fall, and by ensuring equity for all within the space and by avoiding breach of the ecological ceiling.