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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

Communicating change to frontline staff

Date: | Posted by: Johanna Ejbye, Sophie Hostick-Boakye

Date: December 03 2014

Posted by: Johanna Ejbye, Sophie Hostick-Boakye

Improving service delivery is important. We believe that whenever possible, it should be co-designed with practitioners and users – just as the model for integrated care in Islington is being. To realise the full potential of improvements to services, it is crucial that people delivering and using it understand and feel comfortable with the changes. That’s why The Young… → Read More

Stopping to think about stop and search

Date: July 03 2013

Posted by: Catherine Russell, Sophie Hostick-Boakye

Yesterday, Teresa May announced it’s time to “get stop and search right”. The public is to be consulted as part of a national review on stop and search powers. This news is hugely welcome. Over recent years relations between the police and some communities have declined. The topic doesn’t stay out of the headlines for… → Read More

Let’s talk about stop and search

Date: March 12 2013

Posted by: Catherine Russell, Sophie Hostick-Boakye

Since the riots of Summer 2011, stop and search and poor relations between young people and the police in Tottenham have been prominent in the news. However, too often young people’s voices are missing from these debates, finding themselves spoken about, rather than to. In response, the Young Foundation was commissioned by a Tottenham-based college… → Read More

Finding a home to rent in Hackney: hypothetical housing benefits turn out to be just that

Date: | Posted by: Sophie Hostick-Boakye

Date: June 19 2012

Posted by: Sophie Hostick-Boakye

Usually we’re not encouraged to go trawling property websites during working hours, yet last Friday three Citizens Advice volunteers, one Young Foundation intern and I were doing just this and hunting for flats in Hackney. We were each in receipt of a hypothetical Local Housing Allowance (LHA) and aiming to better understand the private rental… → Read More