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. This isn’t new, of course. A brief look... 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
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. We didn’t hear what their big new idea was or about the launch of a new product. Instead, we heard that humbleness, listening first, and building on existing capabilities, networks... Find out more
We’re delighted to be hosting a number of exciting autumn events here at The Young Foundation. Join us to talk about the importance of peer research, hear from Lise Butler and Nick Pettigrew as they talk about their new books, and become involved in our Education Festival. Further detail below… we hope to see you... Find out more
We are delighted to announce the conversion of our investment in East Learning into a Revenue Participation Loan. The Young Academy Investment Fund was established to fill a gap in the finance available to early stage start–ups which were attempting to revolutionise the education system. When we invested a small amount to allow East Learning to build a prototype of its Aspirations... Find out more
A group of young people, with some of the UK’s largest employers and policymakers, gathered together last week to share their experiences on how young people can access quality work, despite the impact of COVID-19 that looms over their immediate futures. This online event was part of the Inclusive Economy Partnership (IEP) BOOST programme, bringing... Find out more
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. The same report found that disadvantaged pupils were 18.1 months behind non-disadvantaged pupils by the time they left secondary... 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
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
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