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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

The importance of responsibility

Date: | Posted by: Hannah Rich

Date: June 19 2017

Posted by: Hannah Rich


Hannah Rich, researcher on the SIC project, spoke with Matija Raos from KIKI Innovation Collab host centre in Zagreb, Croatia, run by the Croatian Independent Professionals Association, about her experience on the project so far.  How do you feel the process has gone so far? It’s been a really interesting journey for us because of having… → Read More

Social Economy Alliance: Our Manifesto Mash-Up


Date: June 07 2017

Posted by: Hannah Rich


How do the main political parties promise to build an inclusive economy? The Young Foundation are proud to be part of Social Economy Alliance, read our Manifesto Mash-Up of their pledges for the 2017 General Election.

Volunteers make ‘our world go round’

Date: | Posted by: James Teasdale

Date: May 23 2017

Posted by: James Teasdale


Volunteering has played an important role in the delivery of a number of young people’s services in the Realising Ambition programme of which the Young Foundation is a partner. What have we learnt from Realising Ambition that could help organisations delivering similar services to make the most effective use of volunteers amid a national trend of declining numbers?