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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

Should birds of a feather always flock together?

Date: | Posted by: Lucia Caistor-Arendar

Date: May 22 2013

Posted by: Lucia Caistor-Arendar

The RSA recently hosted an event called ‘Are diverse communities possible?’ where Zachary Neal,  assistant professor of Sociology and Global Urban Studies at Michigan State University, presented the potentially paradoxical relationship between neighbourhood integration and cohesion. This issue strongly resonates with the work we have been doing at The Young Foundation on community resilience. His… → Read More

How to make services Better by Design: The case of Eva

Date: | Posted by: Laura Dosanjh, Lucia Caistor-Arendar

Date: May 02 2013

Posted by: Laura Dosanjh, Lucia Caistor-Arendar

Eva* was born in Egypt, to British and French parents. She speaks French, Italian and English fluently. In 1956 she was forced to leave Egypt and come to England with her mother. Never married, Eva used to live with her brother, but when he died 22 years ago she moved into sheltered accommodation. Here, at… → Read More

Who is going to employ me? Reflections on resilience interventions for older unemployed men

Date: February 27 2013

Posted by: Lucia Caistor-Arendar, Nina Mguni, Sara Thomas

“Who is going to employ me?” This was a common question that we heard from a number of men who are currently out of work. These men, aged 45 to 60, had demonstrable experience, had been the breadwinners for their families and in some cases had occupied managerial positions. Unsurprisingly, such uncertainty places a strain… → Read More

Resilience and Older Men: Meet John from Merthyr Tydfil

Date: | Posted by: Lucia Caistor-Arendar, Nina Mguni

Date: February 27 2013

Posted by: Lucia Caistor-Arendar, Nina Mguni

For the last three months The Young Foundation has been working with Mind to develop a programme targeting the mental health of older men who are out of work. Our goal was to work with them to discover the best ways to help build their resilience and reduce their risk of mental problems. As part of this… → Read More