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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

Social Economy Alliance: Our Manifesto Mash-Up


Date: June 07 2017


How do the main political parties promise to build an inclusive economy? The Young Foundation are proud to be part of Social Economy Alliance, read our Manifesto Mash-Up of their pledges for the 2017 General Election.

Co-creation workshops across 5 cities

Date: | Posted by: Hannah Rich

Date: April 12 2017

Posted by: Hannah Rich


Social innovation can be understood as innovative ideas which simultaneously are good for society and enhance society’s capacity to act. Through the experimentation work package of SIC, we are working with local partners, using the tools and methods of social innovation to co-create solutions to collectively defined local issues and challenges. We recruited 5 diverse… → Read More

‘Humanity at Work’: implications and policy outcomes

Date: | Posted by: Hannah Kitcher

Date: April 05 2017

Posted by: Hannah Kitcher


        The Young Foundation, in partnership with Co-operatives UK, have created a joint set of key learnings that government and civil society can take from this model for the UK and beyond. We will be utilizing these proposals to influence the debate going forward on how to develop truly inclusive societies.

Community led innovation in divided societies


Date: December 07 2016

Posted by: Lucy Cui


Community led innovation has experienced a massive growth in the past year. SIC reflects this in the community led innovation network – an entire group of people dedicated to developing and disseminating community led innovation tools, methods and ideas.  Monica Nagore and Lucy Cui are coordinating the community led innovation network on behalf of the… → Read More