Our CEO, Helen Goulden, looks at how it is vital to turn back the tide on how we view towns, with a particular focus on Corby, now dubbed the "UK's greatest town", despite its many challenges.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 Young Academy, since 2014, has played a key role in supporting over 50 innovative approaches working to close the attainment gap. Read about how they are putting into practice many of the Education Endowment Foundation's recommendations to tackle educational inequality.Find out more
"We want it to be in minds of housing associations and private landlords that evictions are costly and that this intervention can be both cost-saving as well as helping to tackle the homelessness crisis."Find out more
…and use your ideas to make your community a better place. We want to put young people at the heart of solutions. This is why we’re running a new free programme called Amplify Youth. Join in!Find out more
"We network and transact now more than ever but meaningful time together is being systematically displaced by fast and shallow connections". David Robinson, writes for us on how to make meaningful relationships the ‘central operating principle’ in the run-up to the launch of our Community Wellbeing Index in partnership with the Co-op UK and his forthcoming talk on this at LSE.Find out more
SIC has launched a consultation survey. Have your say about the biggest barriers for Europe's social innovation community and contribute to a new EU Social Innovation Policy Declaration.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
"Wheelchair users are currently underserved by the UK housing market. They have few options and this is a social problem that no one is looking into."Find out more
Reimagining Rent is The Young Foundation’s ground-breaking initiative to support innovation in the private rented sector (PRS). Six weeks into the programme, what have we learned so far?Find out more