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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957

Meet the Tower Hamlets Communities Driving Change grantees: Cycle Saathi

Date: July 22 2021

 

We are halfway through our Communities Driving Change Grant Scheme, an initiative to make funding accessible for local residents to get their community projects off the ground. The Communities Driving Change programme is part of Tower Hamlets Council’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy. It is best described as a way of doing public health differently, one... Find out more

Volunteering and Wellbeing during Covid19: Call for Evidence

Date: February 19 2021

 

Have you measured or collected data on the impact of volunteering during Covid-19 as part of your research or practice work? We’re interested in the impact on both individual and collective (or community) wellbeing. What is happening? We’re working with The Wales Centre for Public Policy to undertake a rapid scan and synthesis of the... Find out more

Summer Reading Recommendations from the team…

Date: July 23 2020

 

Having the time to settle down with a book is great at any time of year. While many of us will not be having a traditional kind of holiday,  the opportunity to have bit of R&R time away from work means an opportunity to dive into a book. Check out our recommendations – old and... Find out more

Community in a time of Covid-19

Date: April 06 2020

Posted by: Helen Goulden

woman in mask and lab coat 

Building on our long heritage of seeking to understand and involve communities in issues that directly affect them, The Young Foundation has today launched a landmark programme of research, focussed on understanding what it really feels like to live in a society characterised by contagion and containment.  As the pandemic spreads on a global scale, we... Find out more

Community, COVID-19 & You: Ways to share your stories

Date: April 06 2020

Posted by: Helen Goulden

 

Young Foundation launches UK-wide programme to understand the impact of Covid-19 on communities.  The coronavirus Covid-19 is radically changing the way we go about our day-to-day lives. It’s shifting where we turn for help and support and how we interact with friends, family and neighbours.  We are inviting you to participate in the largest UK... Find out more

Community Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis Blog Series: Part 1

Date: April 06 2020

Posted by: Isabel Young

 

At the Young Foundation, our mission is to develop better connected and more sustainable communities across the UK. One of the main ways in which we achieve this is by building a shared body of evidence, tools and insight about how communities are taking action on the issues that affect them. In recent months, many communities in the UK and across the world have been experiencing changes and challenges as a result of COVID-19. In such uncertain... Find out more

The Community Wellbeing Index: people, place and relationships

Date: April 10 2019

Posted by: Amanda Hill-Dixon, Guest Blogger

 

Amanda Hill-Dixon (The Young Foundation) and David Luckin (Co-op). In 2017 the Co-op, in partnership with The Young Foundation and Geolytix, set out to understand what ‘community wellbeing’ means to people across the UK. We did this to support the creation of an index of community wellbeing. The Co-op Community Wellbeing Index is the first... Find out more

Coventry: Perspective from a Marmot City

Date: November 21 2018

Posted by: Isabel Young

 

On Monday 12th November, our Programme Manager for Communities, Isabel Young, attended the ‘Poverty in a Marmot City’ summit in Coventry. Here, she reflects on the key findings from the conference, and how Coventry, as an example of a Marmot city, can inspire us all.   Working on the Tower Hamlets Communities Driving Change project... Find out more

Putting health into place: What’s it all about?

Date: September 28 2018

Posted by: Amanda Hill-Dixon

 

In 2018 in the UK people are much more likely to suffer from preventable, lifestyle related illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, than they are to suffer from communicable diseases such as measles or tuberculosis. This situation is set to worsen. The number of people with diabetes is projected to rise by one million... Find out more