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.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
Post-industrial towns like Corby in Northamptonshire have had many negative tales told about them over the years, but these tales often undermine their rich histories and renaissance. In this guest blog Eloise Robertson, Marketing Assistant for Made in Corby, tells us about her hometown.Find out more
Applications are now open for the second cohort of Reimagining Rent, our pioneering programme for initiatives tackling challenges in the private rented sector (PRS).Find out more
In policy, people and communities are often portrayed as problems or statistics. Dr Hannah Green discusses how ethnography allows us to understand a richer narrative.Find out more
In response to the UK Government’s Civil Society Strategy Consultation, we’ve outlined our thoughts on what the Government could do to support a stronger civil society.Find out more
We’re pleased to welcome 12 new initiatives to the Young Academy, our accelerator programme for early-stage social ventures that tackle educational inequalities.Find out more
Meet Helena Trippe, CEO of RentSquare, one of the seven ventures on the first cohort of our Reimagining Rent programme which is supporting innovations working to make the private rented sector work better for vulnerable people. We talk with Helena about what inspired her to start RentSquare how the Reimagining Rent programme is helping them... Find out more
For the past six months we have been running Reimagining Rent, our unique housing accelerator programme in partnership with the Nationwide Foundation. The initiative supports a range of ambitious ventures focused on tackling inequality in the private rental sector, and our Demo Day on 25 April where we showcase our ventures is fast approaching With the housing crisis taking centre... Find out more
Heroes live among us. In literature, film, activism, politics. From Greek myths to Star Wars, our attraction to heroic endeavour is deep within every culture; deep within our psyche. It pervades most of our modern day story-telling. We demand a story with a human face. We love to journey with them through adversity; sharing in their agonies and rejoicing in their triumphs.Find out more
It’s been interesting to see the Government’s Civil Society ‘Listening Project’ taking such a broad view of civil society – which is described as all those outside of the public sector who share the mission of building a strong society and improving lives, regardless of traditional sector boundaries.Find out more