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City experiment with minimum “basic” income trial improves well-being but financial insecurities remain

26 February 2020

No strong evidence that ‘citizen income’ improves routes to employability but improvements in material security, mental health and wellbeing, and child welfare reported by participants  Qualitative study puts lived experience of trial in the spotlight, with implications for the design and implementation of future experiments and policies Communities think-tank calls for pause following outcomes of... Find out more

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Young Foundation calls for greater engagement with communities as part of social investment

18 February 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18 February 2020 The Young Foundation has launched a new report which sets out the extent to which the UK social investment sector should engage with traditional “service users” to improve decisions which affect their lives. The report – “Nothing About Us, Without Us: Lived Experience Insight & Social Investment” – includes... Find out more


Nothing About Us, Without Us – Lived experience insight & social investment

The shift towards bringing the voices, perspectives and experiences of people and communities closer to the source of decision-making and power has been growing for some time. A distrust of governments and institutions who hold power, growing inequality, the subsequent questioning of ‘elite’ forms of knowledge and an overwhelming sense expressed by many of ‘not... Find out more


Nothing about us without us – User voice & lived experience in social investment

18 February 2020

8.30am (for 9am start) - 10.30

U+I, 7A Howick Place, London, SW1P 1DZ

Over the last three years there has been renewed momentum toward bringing the voices, perspectives and experiences of people, communities and beneficiaries of services closer to the source of decision-making and institutional sources of power – including social investment. With support from Big Society Capital and Barrow Cadbury Trust, the Young Foundation will be launching their new... Find out more


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

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“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