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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

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


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


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.

Offer to participants


Date: September 01 2017

Posted by: Lucie Russell


The Young Foundation Innovation team has launched Reimagining Rent, which will provide an intensive 6-month programme of support to initiatives tackling the challenges in the private rented sector. Find out more about the support being offered here.

Ecologies of Change: Five lessons I’ve learnt from our work with MONDRAGON the world’s largest worker-led industrial cooperative

Date: | Posted by: Dr Mary Hodgson

Date: June 29 2017

Posted by: Dr Mary Hodgson


This week, after a year and a half researching on the MONDRAGON Corporation, Director of Research, Mary Hodgson, attended a day with small co-operatives, academics and city stakeholders in Leeds to discuss the role of civil society organisations in creating inclusive economies. Read her top five thoughts from the day.