Last week, Programme Manager for Communities and Place, Isabel Young travelled to Nottingham to discuss what makes them feel well in their city. Here she provides four key reflections from the lively discussions that took place on the day.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
Our rallying call on what really constitutes meaningful ‘engagement’. Why is so important and how could it be done better, in the health sphere, but also more widely. This follows our CEO Glenys Thornton attending and speaking at Healthwatch England’s annual conference in Nottingham on the value of engagement.Find out more
Bringing you some highlights from across the three areas of our work; social innovation and investment, work with communities and research.Find out more
Last week, as part of our EU-funded SI DRIVE project, the Young Foundation opened its doors to experts on health and social care innovation from across the world in order to explore global goals for social innovation in health and social care and how can we build health systems for the future. Read some of the key takeaways from the meeting...Find out more
Guest blog by Ed Mayo.Find out more
A new guest blog by Vanessa King on 10 Keys to Happier Living.Find out more
Guest blog by Alan Quarterman, Member of the Macmillan Older People’s Taskforce.Find out more
Frances Lucraft is founder of Eco Hygiene Care; and she is tackling a female taboo in an interesting way.Find out more
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... Find out more
Hannah, a research assistant at the Young Foundation, is about to run her first London Marathon. For the past few weeks she’s been waking up at 7am on a Saturday to the prospect of a 20-mile practice run. Quite frankly, the details I’ve heard over lunch about her punishing training schedule are enough to make... Find out more