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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

Building sustainable communities: It is what you do – and the way that you do it.

Date: September 12 2018

Posted by: Victoria Boelman


What does sustainable community mean to you?  Is it one where everyone recycles? With a community orchard and plenty of green space to play?  Or perhaps a town powered by renewable energy and clean air, where people walk and cycle to work, school and shop. At the tail-end of one of the hottest British summers... Find out more

Myths for an age of political polarisation

Date: August 09 2018

Posted by: Victoria Boelman


Want to change the world? Then what you need most isn’t facts; it’s a really great story. So I argued in a book called The Myth Gap (summary here), which came out last year in the wake of the Brexit referendum and the US election. Donald Trump and Nigel Farage had hardly triumphed thanks to... Find out more

Local solutions to loneliness and social isolation

Date: July 19 2018

Posted by: Isabel Young


In this blog, Isabel Young, Programme Manager for Communities at The Young Foundation focuses on loneliness and social isolation as issues that can be tackled locally; tapping into the strengths, stories and motivations of people interested in developing community-led responses to foster to increasing social connections.

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