Today, in partnership with the Social Research Association (SRA), we are publishing the largest scale study to date of equality and diversity in the social research profession. ‘Research on research’ is always hard and turning a critical gaze on ourselves was inevitably going to be an uncomfortable experience. This research has thrown into even sharper... Find out more
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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
Amelia joined The Young Foundation through the Kickstart Scheme. Here she describes her experiences of finding her way into the research profession… Studying Sociology at university opened my eyes to the world of social research and gave me a glimpse into how we can ethically use research to make a positive change. All of a... Find out more
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
Social research plays an important role in understanding real-world issues and giving voice to diverse communities across the UK. But how diverse is the social research sector itself, and how representative is it of wider society? We are working with the Social Research Association, supported by Power to Change and Kantar Public, on research to... Find out more
We’re delighted to be working on an exciting new project with Knowsley Council, generously funded by a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund, which invites people who live and work in Knowsley to share their experiences of life during the Covid-19 pandemic, and their hopes for the future, in a unique online story-telling project.... Find out more
The Institute for Community Studies is delighted to be a strategic partner in the Civic University Network. As an Institute founded by The Young Foundation, we are wholly motivated and committed to supporting stronger communities; to exploring both new – and proven – ways for anchor institutions to contribute to place-making and local economic and... Find out more
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. Why peer research? Peer research is a participatory research method in which people with lived experience... Find out more
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 to the experience of people about the issues, opportunities and challenges they face in their... Find out more
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
‘‘[This process] has made me think about the importance of storytelling through video and the powerful impact you can make in a few minutes” Member of ParaPride Over the past two months, four London charities have experienced the process of Participatory Video (PV) at the Young Foundation. Members of ParaPride and the Black Heroes Foundation made... Find out more