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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

Innovation and inequality in Colombia

Date: | Posted by: Tricia Hackett

Date: October 31 2013

Posted by: Tricia Hackett

Earlier this month, The Young Foundation and Social Innovation Exchange (SIX) collaborated to design and run a series of workshops and a public event aimed at strengthening social innovation in Colombia. The public event, chaired by Colombian educationalist Vicky Colbert, drew over 400 people and included Geoff Mulgan (CEO of Nesta) talking about mainstreaming social… → Read More

Top Five Lessons Learned: Replicating Evidence-Based Interventions

Date: | Posted by: Tricia Hackett

Date: September 13 2013

Posted by: Tricia Hackett

In July, Realising Ambition published a report, written by the Social Research Unit at Dartington (SRU), looking at the first year of the programme. Realising Ambition is a five year £25m investment from the Big Lottery Fund in replicating evidence-based and promising approaches to help prevent children and young people (aged 8-14) from becoming involved… → Read More

At The Forefront Of Social Innovation In Latin America: Colombia

Date: | Posted by: Diana Daste, Tricia Hackett

Date: July 30 2013

Posted by: Diana Daste, Tricia Hackett

Why Colombia is a country facing big challenges and offering up big solutions that rest of the world would do well to take notice of. It’s not all about Brazil – though the media might lead you to believe otherwise. Lesser known but not less exciting things are also happening in other Latin America countries,… → Read More

Throwing Good Money After Good

Date: | Posted by: Tricia Hackett

Date: May 03 2013

Posted by: Tricia Hackett

As the cuts continue to bite, and voluntary sector organisations are expected to do more with less, focus perhaps naturally turns to the costs of running these organisations. Last month Gina Miller prompted furore with her comments lambasting the ‘business-like structures’ involved in running charities. Just this week the Guardian’s Voluntary Sector Network hosted a… → Read More

Getting to the root of the problem

Date: | Posted by: Tricia Hackett

Date: April 18 2013

Posted by: Tricia Hackett

This week, the new and independent Early Intervention Foundation was formally launched by the Prime Minister with cross-party support from Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg. This is the latest initiative in the rapidly expanding field of early intervention approaches and programmes for children and young people. As funding becomes increasingly scarce across all sectors, the… → Read More

What to do with £400 million?

Date: | Posted by: Tricia Hackett

Date: June 06 2012

Posted by: Tricia Hackett

That is the estimated amount going into economic development and regeneration in north Tottenham from the Haringey Council, GLA, and Spurs in the coming years. The role of the local community in these regeneration plans is very much in the spotlight, more so now post-riots. Research carried out by the Young Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Foundation… → Read More

Tottenham – the new Brixton?

Date: | Posted by: Tricia Hackett

Date: March 01 2012

Posted by: Tricia Hackett

Do a Google search on “Tottenham” and you get 56 pages dominated by the football club interspersed with news and images from the recent riots. Hardly surprising that when we talked to Tottenham residents last autumn – in the wake of the riots – something that came up repeatedly was concern about the negative perception… → Read More