projects

Life in Thamesmead, an ethnography of families with young teenagers

The Young Foundation has been commissioned by Peabody and the Royal Borough of Greenwich to understand families’ views about living in Thamesmead and their hopes for the future of the Moorings area. Peabody’s vision is to help the local community make the most of their lives by supporting people to be happier, healthier and wealthier... Find out more

press releases

“British communities four times more concerned about police and public transport than Brexit” Institute for Community Studies finds

29 November 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Safety, infrastructure and public services top voters’ concerns about the future of their communities – while Brexit doesn’t even make the top ten Discontent with politicians also features in the top ten highest priority issues, according to an innovative new study by the ICS Findings contrast with national-level polling about the big... Find out more

press releases

How does your community compare to others across the country?

15 November 2019

New analysis from The Young Foundation paints a unique picture of community strength across the country, and shows the pattern of places that continue to be under-funded by the philanthropic, charitable and public sectors. The report finds that many areas of the country, despite very low levels of funding, show signs of enormous community strength... Find out more

press releases

Six businesses set to transform the private rented sector

12 November 2019

The Young Foundation is excited to welcome a new cohort of entrepreneurs to its Reimagining Rent accelerator. The programme – the only one of its kind in the UK – helps enterprises and businesses to accelerate and grow their social impact to tackle issues such as affordability, quality and security which affect vulnerable and lower... Find out more

Publication

Healthy New Towns: Putting Health into Place

The Young Foundation in partnership with NHS England, The Town & Country Planning Association, PA Consulting and The Kings Fund has launched Putting Health into Place. Through the Health New Towns programme we explored how the development of new places could create healthier and more connected communities with integrated and high-quality services. Putting Health into Place,... Find out more

press releases

New research institute seeks to bridge divide between elites and communities

15 October 2019

The new Institute for Community Studies will today set out its agenda to bring elite institutions together with people and communities to address the big social challenges of our era. Speakers at the new Institute’s launch today include Rory Stewart (MP and independent candidate for Mayor of London), Dr. Debbie Weekes-Bernard (London Deputy Mayor for... Find out more

events

SOLD OUT: Thriving Together – The role of communities in uncertain times

15 October 2019

4pm - 7pm

Rich Mix Cinema, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch, London E1 6LA

Connected, thriving communities are the foundation of our society. They keep us safer, happier and healthier – more resilient and able to face shared challenges. In a time of national and global turbulence, the role and power of communities is evolving and taking on an ever greater importance. Our cities, towns and villages are increasingly... Find out more

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