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
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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
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
Participatory Video with Four London Charities with support from the People’s Postcode Trust “Participatory Video leaves people with a greater sense of who they are and how they can interact with the rest of the world. It is a very powerful medium because getting people to tell their own stories is more powerful than having... Find out more
As part of the Communities Driving Change (CDC) programme, The Young Foundation have been working to support locally-led initiatives to improve health and wellbeing in Tower Hamlets. With the neighbourhoods around Columbia Road identified as a key area of focus, in recent months this project has led to a more in-depth study of the Boundary... Find out more
Ryan Boyce interviews Hannah Davis. We met up at Sazzy and Fran Café in Bethnal Green for a fruity smoothie and got chatting about one of our latest projects, Amplify Barking & Dagenham. So, tell me about Amplify Barking & Dagenham? This is a community research and action project which is all about community cohesion in... Find out more
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
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