Publications

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Adapting to change: the role of community resilience

October 2012

Will Norman

Adapting to Change asks what it is that makes communities not just bounce back from adversity but thrive when faced with long-term challenges. The Young Foundation pioneered research and practice in this area and has developed the Wellbeing and Resilience Measure (WARM), a new tool designed to help communities understand their underlying needs and capacities.... Find out more

Better Places to Grow Old

July 2012

“I didn’t want to be sat at home doing nothing. I wanted my voice to be heard.” – Ahmed Better Places to Grow Old from The Young Foundation on Vimeo. The Young Foundation was part of a group of beneficiaries who received funding from the Local Government Association as part of its 2 year Ageing... Find out more

An insight into the impact of the cuts on some of the most vulnerable in Camden

Over the last few years, austerity measures across the country have been changing the shape and size of Britain’s public services. National and local government have been forced to make difficult decisions about which services to prioritise and which to re-shape or remove. At the same time, families have been tightening their belts, with the rising... Find out more

Taking Tottenham Forward Community Summit

The Young Foundation was commissioned by the London Borough of Haringey to design and facilitate the Tottenham Community Summit. The aim of the Community Summit was to create the opportunity for local stakeholders to meet one another, learn about the key priorities of the draft Regeneration Strategy, identify gaps in the strategy, and discuss areas for positive... Find out more

A nod is as good as a wink

The U is interested in people and in the ways they get along with each other. At the same time, this organisation seeks to promote a low-key vision of community relations, much less high-energy than the schemes promoting asset transfer, citizens’ councils, allotment cooperatives or mutual pub ownership.  We call it a nod and a wink, and... Find out more

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Good days & bad days: stories of ageing in the community

The demographics, statistics and predicted trends surrounding ageing can make fascinating, and sometimes alarming, reading. However, all too often researchers, policy-makers, and service providers can become transfixed by the numbers and lose sight of the individual experiences of the people behind the statistics. This new Young Foundation report, funded by the Big Lottery Fund (BLF),... Find out more

Mapping social networks to improve public service delivery

This presentation captures the findings from a project between Neighbourhood Management in King’s Lynn, the Young Foundation and Insight 1st, working with Netform social network analysis software. The aim of the project was to use social network analysis (SNA) to explore relationships between residents and public agencies delivering services in Fairstead, a priority neighbourhood management... Find out more