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The Young Foundation welcomes contributions from many sectors and standpoints - views expressed here are not necessarily held by The Young Foundation.

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

The Boundary Estate: A community approach to change?

Date: July 18 2019

Posted by: Isabelle Carter

 

As part of the Communities Driving Change (CDC) programme, The Young Foundation have been working to support locally-led initiatives to improve health and wellbeing in Tower Hamlets. With the neighbourhoods around Columbia Road identified as a key area of focus, in recent months this project has led to a more in-depth study of the Boundary... Find out more

Nothing about us without us

Date: July 04 2019

Posted by: Helen Goulden, Sarah Faber

 

Do you have experience listening to the people you exist to serve in order to improve what you do and how you do it? The Young Foundation have now launched an inquiry to explore the role of user voice and experience in social investment. With support from Big Society Capital and Barrow Cadbury Trust, we... Find out more

The Community Wellbeing Index: people, place and relationships

Date: April 10 2019

Posted by: Amanda Hill-Dixon, Guest Blogger

 

Amanda Hill-Dixon (The Young Foundation) and David Luckin (Co-op). In 2017 the Co-op, in partnership with The Young Foundation and Geolytix, set out to understand what ‘community wellbeing’ means to people across the UK. We did this to support the creation of an index of community wellbeing. The Co-op Community Wellbeing Index is the first... Find out more

Sorry mate, no cash

Date: February 26 2019

Posted by: Helen Goulden

 

Our latest guest blogger Richard Derecki reflects on what an increasingly ‘cashless society’ means for those who rely on our generosity, and in-turn, what that means for our communities and how we interact.  _______________________________________________________________________ Bundling my way down the Tube station stairs to squeeze myself onto an east bound District line train, I suddenly heard... Find out more

More experimentation please

Date: January 10 2019

Posted by: Monica Nagore

 

Monica Nagore (The Young Foundation), Sophie Buchel (DRIFT) and Marie Nicole Soreville (DTI) On the 12th of November, the SIC partners – The Young Foundation, Social Innovation Lab and the Danish Technological Institute facilitated a breakout session during the SIC final event held in Seville. The aim of the session was to showcase and reflect... Find out more

Reflections on Reimagining Rent: 1 year on

Date: January 04 2019

Posted by: Monica Nagore

 

One year on from starting Reimagining Rent, we caught up with Maria Morgan from Kineara to find out about their progress since leaving our first cohort of participants, and how the programme has helped them develop their Rent Support Programme (RSP+), a new and upcoming venture aiming to reduce evictions for vulnerable tenants in the... Find out more