Social innovation can be understood as innovative ideas which simultaneously are good for society and enhance society’s capacity to act. Through the experimentation work package of SIC, we are working with local partners, using the tools and methods of social innovation to co-create solutions to collectively defined local issues and challenges. We recruited 5 diverse... 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
The Communities Can project has supported 378 small and diverse community groups through matching them to a range of experienced local providers. In two parts, we showcase some highlights and testimonials from a range of groups who received different types of support through the programme.Find out more
Research Assistant, Hannah Rich, explores how social innovation can be transformative for rural areas.Find out more
Ed Mayo, Secretary General of Co-operatives UK blogs about Humanity at Work, our latest research report, on MONDRAGON Corporation, the world’s largest industrial cooperative association.Find out more
The Young Foundation, in partnership with Co-operatives UK, have created a joint set of key learnings that government and civil society can take from this model for the UK and beyond. We will be utilizing these proposals to influence the debate going forward on how to develop truly inclusive societies.Find out more
James Noble, Deputy Head of Measurement and Evaluation at NPC and co-author of the Communities Can final evaluation report, reflects on some of the key challenges the programme had to overcome.Find out more
In many fields regulation is there to keep us safe and encourage ethical practice but where high barriers to entry exist this frequently leads to limited market choices and poorer access to services. In order to deal with this issue regulators are increasingly experimenting with new approaches, including the development of regulatory sandboxes. What is... Find out more
On International Women's Day 2017, our weekly news brief celebrates the work of women and highlights how our research and partnering organisations are working to tackle continuing gender inequalities.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