Publications

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Building Bridges, Building Health Report

In 2017, we were commissioned by SPEAR, a charity supporting people experiencing homelessness in South & West London to evaluate their Homeless Health Link Service (HHLS) which is funded by Big Lottery Fund. In this evaluation we provide an independent review and report on how well the service achieved its aims and met its outcomes by:... Find out more

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

Atlas of the world

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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#refugeeswelcome in parks: a resource book

December 2017

Do you work directly with refugees and asylum seekers?  This resource book will share information on how the use of public space can help to facilitate wellbeing and inclusion, and offers ideas for supporting positive experiences. Are you involved in the planning, design or management of parks (or other outdoor public spaces)? This resource book... Find out more

Transforming Health: Shifting our health systems from illness treatment and prevention to health creation

July 2017

Alan Chen, Tony May

In spite of recent overall advancements in our society’s health and wellbeing, we are experiencing a crisis of major health disparities driven by growing inequalities. Experts recognize that while the NHS has much to be celebrated, its design is not well suited to addressing these complex issues. The medical model defines health pathogenically, by referencing... Find out more

European Policy Brief: Social Innovation in Health and Social Care

May 2017

This policy brief on Social Innovation in Health and Social Care is based on results of the EU-funded project “Social Innovation: Driving Force of Social Change” (SI-DRIVE). Highlights of this policy field are given from results of a quantitative mapping of 154 example, in-depth case studies of 15 social innovation initiatives, and policy workshops with... Find out more

Health and Social Care Policy Field Summary Report

Social innovation in health and social care is strongly determined by social values, culture and societal expectations. Answers to questions such as, who should pay for care? and, who deserves care? differ across contexts and come together to shape health systems as well as social innovations. Reflecting this, barriers to implementing solutions are often embedded... Find out more