Here in Bethnal Green, generations of researchers and innovators have been reflecting on the idea of community since Michael Young moved here to undertake the research that would become the foundations of Family and Kinship in East London.Find out more
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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.Find out more
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.Find out more
In this blog, Isabel Young, Programme Manager for Communities at The Young Foundation focuses on loneliness and social isolation as issues that can be tackled locally; tapping into the strengths, stories and motivations of people interested in developing community-led responses to foster to increasing social connections.Find out more
In response to the UK Government’s Civil Society Strategy Consultation, we’ve outlined our thoughts on what the Government could do to support a stronger civil society.Find out 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.Find out more
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.Find out more
High Cost Credit is a key element of the Poverty Premium. Its grossly unjust and means that people on low incomes pay far more for everyday good and services than those who are better off. Our Head of Communications Lucie Russell talks about our recent High Cost Credit research in Wales on the day Michael Sheen's High Cost Credit Alliance launches and we become members.Find out more
Our CEO, Helen Goulden, looks at how it is vital to turn back the tide on how we view towns, with a particular focus on Corby, now dubbed the "UK's greatest town", despite its many challenges.Find out more
…and use your ideas to make your community a better place. We want to put young people at the heart of solutions. This is why we’re running a new free programme called Amplify Youth. Join in!Find out more