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Citizen science for policy and practice

20 October 2022
10:00am – 5:30pm

Join us to discuss the impact of participatory research and citizen science on policy and practice.

‘Perceptions of “good” have shifted – and insights are stronger for it’

Blog 5 October 2022

Peer research can meaningfully involve communities in generating evidence – but Zoe Dibb says more must be done to evaluate quality and effectiveness.  

Thames Futures

Impact story 4 October 2022

We worked with East London developers Barking Riverside Ltd (BRL) to launch a pioneering, award-winning social impact project, Thames Futures.

Here comes the community!

Blog 13 June 2022

Today, local leaders from around the UK descend on Parliament to call for a Community Power Act. Our CEO Helen Goulden welcomes engagement with communities that increases both equality and equity. 

Neighbourhood groups are here to stay, finds campaign for community power

News 13 June 2022

As research highlights the lasting power of community action, we join MPs and campaigners in Parliament to call for legislative change

Digital solutions: tech-powered responses to 21st century crises

Publication 13 June 2022

This paper explores the potential to develop digital civic infrastructure to support our national growth and drive levelling up.

‘We need to address how we educate young people about money’

Blog 21 January 2022

We offer a platform to our Kickstart team, who have been employed by The Young Foundation to develop peer research skills. Here, they explore financial literacy. 

‘A time to recharge, renew – and participate in your future’

Blog 19 January 2022

The Young Foundation starts 2022 with a focus on collective energy. Helen Goulden reflects on the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Exploring experiences of Covid-19 in Southampton

Project 17 January 2022

Voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations around Southampton are invited to express their interest in recruiting peer researchers to explore issues around Covid-19 and support collective action.

Understanding youth priorities post-Covid

Project 8 December 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund is funding a Youth-Led Peer Researcher Network, supporting 60 young people across England to put their voices at the heart of future funding decisions.

‘To make lasting change, we need more than slogans’

Blog 7 December 2021

Partnership and community-driven action are key to reducing inequalities, building stronger local economies, and addressing our national and global challenges, says Lydia Ragoonanan.

Research shows local engagement can increase Covid-19 vaccine take-up

News 19 November 2021

A new UK-US collaborative study examining vaccine engagement highlights the importance of tapping into local knowledge and leadership.

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