#YFWeekly Edition 2

Each week we bring you highlights from across the three areas of our work; social innovation and investment, work with communities and research.

This week Nathalie Richards, co-founder of Edukit, the free online directory for schools to find support for pupils with the aim of helping schools raise attainment by providing better access to external resources, provides her advice.

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Last year we worked with Power to Change and Social Enterprise UK in three very different Sheffield neighbourhoods to explore the potential for community business to drive better places. We spoke with residents about the challenges they face in their daily lives, the values they hold and their aspirations for themselves and their communities. These conversations and insights formed the basis for discussions about the potential for community business to transform these communities for the better.

Below highlights the lack of aspiration, and feeling of being unable to achieve because of the place they are from, that was reflected by many of the residents of this neighbourhood. You can read the full report and our recommendations for place-based funding to drive better places hereyfweekly2b.

Finally, last week as part of our EU-funded SI DRIVE¬†project, the Young Foundation opened its doors to experts on health and social care innovation from across the world in order to explore global goals for social innovation in health and social care and how can we build health systems for the future. Read researcher, Charlotte Heales’ highlights from the 2-day event here.

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