Publications

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Putting Health into Place

This booklet introduces the forthcoming Putting Health into Place Publication which The Young Foundation is producing in partnership with NHS England and others. Inside we outline 10 key principles for creating healthy new places, by strengthening and empowering communities, and shaping the built environment and health and social services. These principles are based on learning... Find out more

Commissioning Futures: A Guide for Schools

We have launched a good-practice guide to support schools to more effectively commission innovative services, especially those which aim to tackle educational inequality. Commissioning Futures: A Guide for Schools aims to provide guidance to school leaders who have increasing autonomy to commission external services to help improve student outcomes. Previously, minimal guidance had been available... Find out more

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Uttlesford Community Action Zones Report

April 2018

Isabel Young

As part of our work in Essex The Uttlesford Community Action Research; Community Action Zones project took a strengths-based approach to understanding social isolation and loneliness; focusing on people’s social connections and networks, rather than assuming social deficit.

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Disrupting Cultures for Health and Social Care Innovation

January 2018

Dr Charlotte Heales

Despite the institutionalised nature of the health and social care sector, which may be a challenge to innovation, social innovation is seen to be growing. This impact can be further increased through relationships and partnerships which challenge the conventional cultures and values of the sector. One of the 62 articles featured in the Atlas of Social... Find out more

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Social Innovation in Western Europe: Networks and Programmes as Drivers

Networks and cooperation are vital for social innovation (SI). Policy which stimulates the development of SI ecosystems is likely to encourage the sustainability of social innovations. This chapter from the Atlas of Social Innovation, complied of 62 articles by 25 international partners as part of the EU-funded SI-DRIVE project, focuses on Western Europe, detailing how... Find out more