Elly McDade had big dreams and bags of ambition, but struggled at school and found herself on Universal Credit – until finding the Kickstart peer researcher programme.
This £5.2m programme aims to give young people the chance to make their communities safer, fairer places to live. It’s funded by the Youth Endowment Fund, the #iwill Fund, and the Co-op Group.
Reports designed and created by young people on the Kickstart scheme, exploring experiences of employment among LGBTQ+ young people, and those with ADHD.
What did National Living Wage Week deliver for those aged under 23? Chelsea McDonagh calls for greater support, and more diversity in the research sector.
Despite headlines and warnings, is virtual working all that bad? Helen Goulden counts the benefits, both for young people, and for organisations.
A new UK-US collaborative study examining vaccine engagement highlights the importance of tapping into local knowledge and leadership.
Call for submissions
Hive is a new conference, bringing people involved in commissioning, delivering and responding to peer research together.
If you would like to run a session, present your work, or participate in a roundtable, find out how you can take part – we would love to hear from you!Submit your idea
Join the campaign for community power
People should have the power to shape the places they live.
The We’re Right Here campaign seeks to push decision-making into the hands of communities, creating a fairer society. It’s about finding solutions to issues such as inequality, loneliness, local decline, and mistrust that are informed and shaped by local insights.
Join us, community leaders, and campaigning organisations across the UK to call for a new Community Power Act.
18 January 2022
5:00pm – 6:15pm
There was upsurge in social action during the pandemic. This webinar will consider how society can build on that ‘voluntary spirit’, calling for a cross-party focus on community-mindedness.Register to attend