Radhika is Director of The U, which strengthens neighbourliness through community-based learning sessions, working with over 2000 people in 12 localities around the country.
She leads on the engagement work on the Places Programme, working in Northern Ireland and Leeds to support communities to develop innovative solutions to tackling inequality. She leads Share-To-Know, our peer learning programme working with partners in Berlin and Stockholm. She also leads The Bench, using ethnography to understand how public space is used and the way that the current practice of removing benches excludes many people from everyday social interactions.
She worked on Better By Design, using social design approaches to support the voluntary sector in Scotland towards increased sustainability. She led our work on the Cabinet Office Community First programme, providing support to panels of local volunteers in 600 communities who distributed £30million in small grants.
Prior to joining the Young Foundation Radhika worked with the Prime Minister’s Council on Social Action, working with innovators from business, government and the voluntary sector scale social action across the country. She also led a national initiative supporting over 1000 secondary schools to deliver strong community programmes.
She was CEO of Mental Health Media, and is a trustee at Community Links, a large multi-purpose charity in Newham and Chair of Asha Trust in Sri Lanka.
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