James Teasdale, Head of Venture Development on how our Reimagining Rent programme is accelerating innovative solutions to challenges in the PRS.
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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
In this guest blog, Jenny Richards, a member of the East London-based Grand Union Orchestra (GUO), talks about their approach to amplifying lesser-heard voices.
Funders are increasingly ‘turning to place’ as the answer to addressing inequality. This has become a particularly hot topic since the June 2016 referendum results, with concerns that certain communities are being left behind or ignored.
Applications are now open for the second cohort of Reimagining Rent, our pioneering programme for initiatives tackling challenges in the private rented sector (PRS).
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
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.
Community-led innovation has experienced significant growth and support in the past few years. Social Innovation Community (SIC) reflects this in its community-led innovation network – a group of people across Europe dedicated to developing and disseminating community-led innovation tools, methods and ideas.
Basic income is an unconditional, non-withdrawable income for every citizen. Amanda Hill-Dixon explores what’s unique about the basic income research we’re currently conducting in Barcelona as part of the B-MINCOME experiment.
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.
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.