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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

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Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 10 and Confidence Framework

Print date: July 2017

Print date: July 2017

Realising Ambition is delighted to announce the launch of its tenth insight paper, which provides a summary of the key learnings from the 5-year programme, and The Confidence Framework, a key resource and legacy from the Realising Ambition programmes.

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Helen Goulden announced as new CEO of The Young Foundation

Date: 16 August 2017

Date: 16 August 2017

Today (16/08/17) Dame Julie Mellor, Chair of The Young Foundation announced the appointment of new CEO, Helen Goulden, who will take up her post from October. Helen joins the Young Foundation from Nesta where she has been an Executive Director for the past 4 years.  Helen leads Nesta’s Innovation Lab whose mission is to support and… → Read More

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Young Foundation Launches Private Rented Sector Shake Up with New Housing Innovation Programme

Date: 10 August 2017

Date: 10 August 2017

The Young Foundation launches unique housing innovation programme focused on the Private Rented Sector.  Today (10/08/17) The Young Foundation launches Reimagining Rent, funded by the Nationwide Foundation, a new programme working with innovative initiatives that are tackling many of the challenges presented by the Private Rented Sector. This exciting new programme is greatly needed because for the vulnerable and those… → Read More

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Call for Submissions: OpenMaker Pilot Support Scheme

OpenMaker is seeking strong and innovative applications from Maker-Manufacturer teams who aim to have a social impact on their surrounding communities. The 20 best proposals will receive a commission of €20,000 to develop their project as part of our Pilot Support Scheme (PSS).