The shoebox and the season ticket
28 September 2020
Over the last three to four years we have collectively been increasingly focused on place; both as a way of framing the inherent complexity and interconnectedness of today’s social challenges but also because of the huge inequalities which exist across and within different regions across the UK.
Leaders are waking up to value of listening and humbleness
25 September 2020 | Authors: Lydia Ragoonanan,
At the third and final Inclusive Economy Partnership BOOST engagement event last week we heard something quite magical from the range of leaders who spoke.
The problem of language in collective evidence with communities
25 September 2020 | Authors: Caroline Yang,
The Institute for Communities model is challenging and inventing a new way of expanding what counts as evidence; bringing together: A rapid evidence assessment of the academic and grey literature A call for evidence of examples of innovative or unpublished practice,
Risk and Responsibility
28 August 2020 | Authors: Emily Morrison,
There is an urgent need to involve communities in post-Covid policymaking, but we must respect that rebuilding has to be a truly shared endeavour. Across communities of every type, the question of whose responsibility it is to tackle many of
The art of being patient
27 August 2020 | Authors: Sarah Faber,
In 2019 the Education Policy Institute shared its fears that the reduction in the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers was close to flattening out and that the gap might start to increase again.
A roadmap to local impact: Institute for Community Studies and Young Foundation respond to the consultation on the UK R&D Roadmap
27 August 2020 | Authors: Emily Morrison,
The Young Foundation and the associated Institute for Community Studies welcome this consultation on the UK R&D Roadmap. We fully support its ambition to maximise the economic, environmental and societal impact of research, drive innovation, to inspire the next generation,
National Peer Research Network welcomes 15 new members
23 July 2020
A new cohort of peer researchers has graduated from 6 weeks of remote training and officially joined The Young Foundation’s National Peer Research Network. The peer researchers hail from Sunderland, Ayrshire, Cardiff, Grimsby and London where they are currently interviewing people about the impact of Covid-19 on their lives and their communities.
Safety in Numbers?
30 June 2020 | Authors: Emily Morrison,
Safety in numbers? sets out the questions that matter to communities, as told to us and prioritised by over three thousand people across the UK. This agenda is the result of a nationally representative process of research and co-creation, which listened
Standing in solidarity
3 June 2020 | Authors: Eve Avdoulos,
As an organisation working to strengthen communities across the UK, what we are seeing taking place in the United States is deeply upsetting and unsettling.
Arts, culture and social impact: lessons on how to grow good ideas
22 May 2020 | Authors: Helen Goulden OBE,
In partnership with Battersea Arts Centre and with generous support from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, we’re pleased to be launching the Co-Creating Change Accelerator.
‘Covid & Me’ diaries: exit strategies
7 May 2020 | Authors: Franca Roeschert, Jana Tauschinski,
With the lockdown exit strategy due to be announced by the Government on Sunday, we were curious to find out what UK residents think is the best way to lift lockdown
‘Covid & Me’ diaries: community voices
3 May 2020 | Authors: Franca Roeschert,
The speed of Covid-19 spreading across the country and impact on UK society has turned our lives upside down.