Health, wellbeing & ageing

Our work on health focuses on how to support innovation at pace and scale within the NHS and social care. We are particularly interested in innovative ways of meeting the needs of people with long-term conditions and enabling them to better manage their conditions and the potential benefits of data and social media.

Man and nurse review information

Our ageing population and advances in medicine have left us with increasingly unaffordable healthcare and social care provision and created new issues such as loneliness and isolation in old age. This challenge requires us to be creative in our thinking, positive in our approach and realistic about the scale of innovation and change required.

The Young Foundation works to address social isolation and resilience and enable the elderly to remain in their own homes through a range of projects; potential solutions lie in diverse fields including how we build homes and communities, develop and use technology and ventures that translate latent community skills into valuable resources.