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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

Shape or be shaped

Date: | Posted by: Helen Goulden

Date: January 29 2018

Posted by: Helen Goulden

Collaborative Economy Report Graphic 

The Young Foundation’s CEO, Helen Goulden, outlines some of the key recommendations coming out of the review into the Collaborative Economy for the Scottish Government, for which she was chair of this cross-sector panel.

Here’s to creating a happier world!

Date: | Posted by: Helen Goulden

Date: January 25 2018

Posted by: Helen Goulden

 

Today we celebrate the spin out of Action for Happiness, the grassroots social movement of people taking action to increase wellbeing, launched and incubated by The Young Foundation. Our CEO, Helen Goulden on back on our long history of work to support happiness and wellbeing which we are continuing into the present day.

CreditLadder share their journey to #MakeRentCount with our Reimagining Rent ventures

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Date: December 08 2017

Posted by: James Noble

 

Last week we held the first of ten intensive workshops with the first seven ventures to join our Reimagining Rent innovation support programme. Sheraz Dar, CEO of CreditLadder, enterprise that launched 18 months ago to improve tenants credit scores through on time rental payments, met the cohort to tell them about his experiences of innovating… → Read More

We’re supporting ventures Reimagining Rent and there’s ripe scope for many more to tackle challenges in the private rented sector.

Date: | Posted by: Helen Goulden

Date: December 05 2017

Posted by: Helen Goulden

 

Today, in partnership with the Nationwide Foundation, we launch the first cohort of Reimagining Rent, the accelerator supporting ventures focused on vulnerable people in the private housing rental sector. With housing taking centre stage in the Autumn Budget this year, there has been a lot of focus on the challenges of supply of affordable housing… → Read More

Reimagining Rent: Meet our first cohort

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Date: December 05 2017

Posted by: Helen Goulden

 

Meet the first seven ventures on our Reimagining Rent programme which supports innovative initiatives tackling the many challenges in the PRS to strengthen their business models, demonstrate their impact and grow their potential to scale.