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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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events

Automation, Employment & Inequality: A Co-production Workshop

Date: 6 July 2017
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Venue: Shine, Harehills Road, Leeds, LS8 5HS

Date: 6 July 2017

Time: 14:00 - 17:00

Venue: Shine, Harehills Road, Leeds, LS8 5HS

What impact is automation having on our jobs, in the North and beyond? What does this mean for geographic and intergenerational inequality? What can we do about it? We’d like you to join us for a participatory workshop to find out about and discuss the impact of innovation and automation on employment and inequality in… → Read More

press releases

The Young Foundation signs up to ‘taking back control’ – The Social Economy Alliance manifesto for an inclusive economy

Date: 5 May 2017

Date: 5 May 2017

The Social Economy Alliance, representing hundreds of social enterprises, co-operatives, charities, investors, entrepreneurs, trusts and associations, including The Young Foundation, has today launched its manifesto for the General Election. It sets out an ambitious, positive vision on how the new Government can harness the energy of businesses, community groups, charities and co-operatives to tackle the… → Read More

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RT @YF_Academy: We helped #socent @InfusedLearn become investment ready & invested in them from our fund, to support their growth. https:/…

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The real price of austerity

Researcher, Hannah Rich, asks: what are the social and economic costs of austerity policies designed to reduce public debt?