"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
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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
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
James Noble, Impact Management Lead at NPC, our evidence partner on the Young Academy, describes the process of supporting early-stage ventures to measure their impact and reflects on the overall impact of the programme.Find out more
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... Find out more
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... Find out more
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.Find out more