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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

Meet Helena Trippe, CEO of RentSquare

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Date: April 23 2018

 

Meet Helena Trippe, CEO of RentSquare, one of the seven ventures on the first cohort of our Reimagining Rent programme which is supporting innovations working to make the private rented sector work better for vulnerable people. We talk with Helena about what inspired her to start RentSquare how the Reimagining Rent programme is helping them… → Read More

The Changing Face of Business & Civil Society

Date: | Posted by: Helen Goulden

Date: March 28 2018

Posted by: Helen Goulden

 

It’s been interesting to see the Government’s Civil Society ‘Listening Project’ taking such a broad view of civil society – which is described as all those outside of the public sector who share the mission of building a strong society and improving lives, regardless of traditional sector boundaries.

Tackling social inequality

Date: | Posted by: Nat Defriend

Date: November 17 2017

Posted by: Nat Defriend

 

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.

Living in Fear – Experiences of Older Private Renters in London

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Date: November 13 2017

Posted by: Nat Defriend

 

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

Calling innovations in the housing sector

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Date: September 15 2017

Posted by: Lucie Russell

 

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.