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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

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Calling innovations in the housing sector

We are now accepting applications for our latest innovation support programme for housing innovations making the private rented sector work better for vulnerable people and those on low incomes.

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Unlocking Innovation in the Private Rented Sector

Date: 27 September 2017
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: The Young Foundation, 18 Victoria Park Square, Bethnal Green, E2 9PF

Date: 27 September 2017

Time: 18:00 - 19:30

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

Join us to find out how our new programme, Reimagining Rent, will be backing innovative projects that want to grow their impact private rented sector and overcome housing inequality.

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4 ways to foster community wellbeing

Last week, Programme Manager for Communities and Place, Isabel Young travelled to Nottingham to discuss what makes them feel well in their city. Here she provides four key reflections from the lively discussions that took place on the day.