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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

Research on Research: exploring diversity and inclusion in the social research profession

Date: July 01 2021

Posted by: Victoria Boelman

 

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

Routes into Research? By Amelia Clayton

Date: July 01 2021

Posted by: Victoria Boelman

 

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

How diverse is the social research profession?

Date: January 07 2021

Posted by: Victoria Boelman

 

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

KnowsleyFutures Project Launch

Date: November 12 2020

Posted by: Victoria Boelman

 

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

Supporting Civic Universities

Date: July 23 2020

Posted by: Helen Goulden

 

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

National Peer Research Network welcomes 15 new members 

Date: July 23 2020

Posted by: Helen Goulden

 

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

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

Hear our stories! What happens when communities share their stories through film

Date: November 13 2019

Posted by: Helen Goulden

 

‘‘[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