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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

Building sustainable communities: It is what you do – and the way that you do it.

Date: September 12 2018

Posted by: Victoria Boelman

 

What does sustainable community mean to you?  Is it one where everyone recycles? With a community orchard and plenty of green space to play?  Or perhaps a town powered by renewable energy and clean air, where people walk and cycle to work, school and shop. At the tail-end of one of the hottest British summers... Find out more

Finding a viable alternative to payday loans

Date: November 17 2014

Posted by: Victoria Boelman

 

For a large swathe of the Welsh population on low incomes, the economic recovery could be marred by an historic overhang of debt. Overall UK consumer debt trebled in value from 1993 to 2013 reaching £158 billion. This has left many in poverty facing high debt repayments and uncertainty as interest rates are set to start... Find out more

Our low expectations compound disability

Date: December 16 2013

Posted by: Victoria Boelman

 

Spending time with people who have complex mental and physical health needs, I found that everyone I met had skills, aspirations and the desire to contribute to the communities in which they live.  If they can’t always achieve what they hope or contribute as they wish, then it is because society disables them, says Victoria Boelman.... Find out more

Time to move

Date: October 30 2013

Posted by: Victoria Boelman

Today at The Young Foundation we are quite literally jumping with excitement. Even our very own Chief Executive Simon Willis was up bright and early this morning to show off a few moves. Why? It’s all because today sees the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Commission on Physical Activity. We’ve long recognised there’s a staggering... Find out more