“Wheelchair users are currently underserved by the UK housing market. They have few options and this is a social problem that no one is looking into.”
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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957
Reimagining Rent is The Young Foundation’s ground-breaking initiative to support innovation in the private rented sector (PRS). Six weeks into the programme, what have we learned so far?
James Noble, Impact Management Lead at NPC, our evidence partner on the Young Academy, describes the process of supporting early-stage ventures to measure their impact and reflects on the overall impact of the programme.
Last week we held the first of ten intensive workshops with the first seven ventures to join our Reimagining Rent innovation support programme. Sheraz Dar, CEO of CreditLadder, enterprise that launched 18 months ago to improve tenants credit scores through on time rental payments, met the cohort to tell them about his experiences of innovating… → Read More
Today, in partnership with the Nationwide Foundation, we launch the first cohort of Reimagining Rent, the accelerator supporting ventures focused on vulnerable people in the private housing rental sector. With housing taking centre stage in the Autumn Budget this year, there has been a lot of focus on the challenges of supply of affordable housing… → Read More
Meet the first seven ventures on our Reimagining Rent programme which supports innovative initiatives tackling the many challenges in the PRS to strengthen their business models, demonstrate their impact and grow their potential to scale.
Our CEO Helen Goulden blogs on a Tale of Two Cities, our new research on the importance of communities being given ‘permission to act’ to tackle the sharp effects of a range of inequalities.
Researcher, Suzy Solley, highlights the potential parks have to improve the wellbeing, and support the integration of refugees and asylum seekers and draws attention to the existing barriers in accessing green space and what we may do to address them.
Our Director of Communities, Nat Defriend, writes for The Fabian Society on Michael Young’s legacy and the enduring recognition of the role which housing and housing policy play in creating, embodying and perpetuating social inequalities.
With the recent launch of our latest social innovation support programme, Reimagining Rent, supporting innovations working to make the private rented sector work better for vulnerable people and those on low incomes, we invited Gordon Deuchars, Policy and Campaigns Manager at Age UK London, to outline some of the specific challenges facing older private renters… → Read More