Publications

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White Immigrants – A portrait of the Polish community in London

Print date: July Prior to 2005 Item type: Publication

Author: Belinda Brown

Print date: July Prior to 2005

Author: Belinda Brown

Institute of Community Studies Working Paper No.5 – July 2003 This publication provides insight into research being undertaken by the Institute of Community Studies (now The Young Foundation) into Polish immigrants in London. The study is based on extended contact with Poles living in London and on a pilot study with ten Polish immigrants who… → Read More

The Meaning of the Jubilee

Print date: June Prior to 2005 Item type: Publication

Authors: Belinda Brown, Dr Elaine Bauer, Geoff Dench, Peter Hall

Print date: June Prior to 2005

Authors: Belinda Brown, Dr Elaine Bauer, Geoff Dench, Peter Hall

Institute of Community Studies Working Paper No.1 – June 2002 In February 2002, there was a newspaper story about the 50th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne. It recalled that in London in 1952, hearing of George VI’s death, people got out of their cars and stood at attention as a mark of… → Read More

Michael Young: in his own words

Print date: July Prior to 2005 Item type: Video

Authors: Jane Gabriel, Kate Gavron

Print date: July Prior to 2005

Authors: Jane Gabriel, Kate Gavron

This is a shortened version of an interview with Michael Young which took place on 22 March 1994. The interviewers were Jane Gabriel, Kate Gavron and Geoff Dench. Michael Young: in his own words from The Young Foundation on Vimeo. Read more about Michael Young’s life.

Mind and Matter: The importance of psychological needs for social policy

Print date: 2008 Item type: Publication

Authors: Beth Watts, Dan Vale

Print date: 2008

Authors: Beth Watts, Dan Vale

This work was part of the Young Foundation’s Mapping Unmet and Emerging Needs programme. The programme brought together a coalition of more than a dozen independent foundations and funding bodies to develop new insights into how social needs in Britain can be prioritised and met. This paper argues that psychological needs are a crucial and still… → Read More

The role of private equity in social and sustainable development

Print date: March 2008 Item type: Publication

Authors: Andrew Brough, Geoff Mulgan , Simon Tucker

Print date: March 2008

Authors: Andrew Brough, Geoff Mulgan , Simon Tucker

This report by Arbor Square Associates (Neil Sackett, Hazel Clapham) and the Young Foundation explores the role private equity and venture capital providers can play in social and sustainable development. The research was used by the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) to provide a detailed analysis of the current state of engagement and inform their… → Read More

Listen, Participate, Transform: A social media framework for local government

Print date: June 2010 Item type: Publication

Author: Mandeep Hothi

Print date: June 2010

Author: Mandeep Hothi

This think-piece, the second in a series from the Young Foundation’s Local 2.0 project, provides local authorities with a simple, practical framework to base their social media activity on. For those working in local government, social media is soon to become part of everyday business – a valuable channel to improve dialogue with local citizens,… → Read More

Discovery, Argument & Action: How civil society responds to changing needs

Print date: March 2008 Item type: Publication

Authors: Geoff Mulgan ,

Print date: March 2008

Authors: Geoff Mulgan ,

Civil society in its many forms plays vital roles in discovering and then meeting social needs – from poverty and disability to discrimination. This report investigates the many ways in which these roles have been played, analysing civil society’s role as a campaigner, innovator, researcher and service provider. It includes data on how people meet… → Read More

Full of Life (Video)

Print date: March 2010 Item type: Video

Print date: March 2010

Full of Life was a Young Foundation peer-to-peer community based project to promote emotional resilience skills for older people in Kingston and Lambeth. Full of Life – Emotional resilience skills for older people from The Young Foundation on Vimeo. The project, funded by Comic Relief, developed and piloted a service to improve the wellbeing and… → Read More

The Social Design Methods Menu

Print date: January 2013 Item type: Publication

Authors: Joe Julier , Lucy Kimbell

Print date: January 2013

Authors: Joe Julier , Lucy Kimbell

This document summarises the main approaches and methods developed over several years through teaching and supporting managers and entrepreneurs. It is something to read and something to use. It provides an introduction and manual for those looking for a new way to tackle social and policy issues, such as caring for the elderly or reducing worklessness among young… → Read More

The Hows and Whys of Evidence-Based Policy (Podcast)

Print date: December 2012 Item type: Audio

Print date: December 2012

Very few would contradict the idea that policy decisions should be based on evidence. But how do we know if the methods we use to gather and analyse evidence are the right ones? Jeremy Hardie (Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences, LSE) addresses this in a lunchtime seminar for The Young Foundation. Robert… → Read More