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We support people and organisations to take action together to create fairer communities where everyone can thrive. W ...

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We are a leading centre for social innovation, creating new solutions to entrenched problems through social ventures, mo ...

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Publication

A Review of the Private Rented Sector in England: Vulnerability and Innovation

Print date: August 2017

Authors: Amanda Hill-Dixon, Will Jamieson

Print date: August 2017

Authors: Amanda Hill-Dixon, Will Jamieson

This review provides an overview of the private rented sector (PRS) in England, outlining some of the vulnerabilities, compounded and created by it, and the vulnerable groups within the PRS who are most at risk. It also explores some of the barriers and enablers to innovation in the PRS to inform our new Reimagining Rent programme.

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Transforming Health: Shifting our health systems from illness treatment and prevention to health creation

Print date: July 2017

Authors: Alan Chen, Tony May

Print date: July 2017

Authors: Alan Chen, Tony May

In spite of recent overall advancements in our society’s health and wellbeing, we are experiencing a crisis of major health disparities driven by growing inequalities. Experts recognize that while the NHS has much to be celebrated, its design is not well suited to addressing these complex issues. The medical model defines health pathogenically, by referencing… → Read More

events

Learning Lunch: How can parks and urban public spaces be more welcoming to refugees and asylum seekers?

Date: 5 December 2017
Time: 12:30 - 14:30
Venue: The Young Foundation, 18 Victoria Park Square, Bethnal Green, E2 9PF

Date: 5 December 2017

Time: 12:30 - 14:30

Venue: The Young Foundation, 18 Victoria Park Square, Bethnal Green, E2 9PF

Join us for the launch of #refugeeswelcome in parks at The Young Foundation on Tuesday 5th December 12.30-2.30pm. #refugeeswelcome in parks is a research project working to raise awareness of the benefits of spending time in green space as one means of improving refugee and asylum seekers wellbeing and social connections. At this event, we will… → Read More

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Tackling social inequality

Our Director of Communities, Nat Defriend, writes for The Fabian Society on Michael Young’s legacy and the enduring recognition of the role which housing and housing policy play in creating, embodying and perpetuating social inequalities.

 
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Living in Fear – Experiences of Older Private Renters in London

With the recent launch of our latest social innovation support programme, Reimagining Rent, supporting innovations working to make the private rented sector work better for vulnerable people and those on low incomes, we invited Gordon Deuchars, Policy and Campaigns Manager at Age UK London, to outline some of the specific challenges facing older private renters… → Read More