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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

Music for All

Date: March 12 2019

A music assessment framework developed for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), but accessible for all children, which maximises learning across all areas of the wider curriculum. It provides a music assessment framework to support teachers to deliver effective music education to all children, however complex their needs, and demonstrates how music supports... Find out more

The Sex Factor: RSE Pack for young people with complex neurodisabilities

Date: March 12 2019


A training and resource pack to enhance pupil learning and teacher confidence in Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). The pack contains 30 stories on 4 themes (Relationships, Diversity, Safety and Puberty), which read as lesson plans and include a resource list and suggested assessment questions.  The pack also includes guidance in: Working with parents Useful... Find out more

Count on Words: Maths vocabulary sessions

Date: March 12 2019


A programme to support students’ development of maths vocabulary, increasing their access to mathematical learning, and their ability to achieve in Maths. Developed for D/deaf children, those with Developmental Language Disorder or English Language Learners, and children with low language levels. The programme includes five5 30-40 minute sessions on key maths topics, with discussion activities,... Find out more

Sorry mate, no cash

Date: February 26 2019

Posted by: Helen Goulden


Our latest guest blogger Richard Derecki reflects on what an increasingly ‘cashless society’ means for those who rely on our generosity, and in-turn, what that means for our communities and how we interact.  _______________________________________________________________________ Bundling my way down the Tube station stairs to squeeze myself onto an east bound District line train, I suddenly heard... Find out more

More experimentation please

Date: January 10 2019

Posted by: Monica Nagore


Monica Nagore (The Young Foundation), Sophie Buchel (DRIFT) and Marie Nicole Soreville (DTI) On the 12th of November, the SIC partners – The Young Foundation, Social Innovation Lab and the Danish Technological Institute facilitated a breakout session during the SIC final event held in Seville. The aim of the session was to showcase and reflect... Find out more

Reflections on Reimagining Rent: 1 year on

Date: January 04 2019

Posted by: Monica Nagore


One year on from starting Reimagining Rent, we caught up with Maria Morgan from Kineara to find out about their progress since leaving our first cohort of participants, and how the programme has helped them develop their Rent Support Programme (RSP+), a new and upcoming venture aiming to reduce evictions for vulnerable tenants in the... Find out more

Coventry: Perspective from a Marmot City

Date: November 21 2018

Posted by: Isabel Young


On Monday 12th November, our Programme Manager for Communities, Isabel Young, attended the ‘Poverty in a Marmot City’ summit in Coventry. Here, she reflects on the key findings from the conference, and how Coventry, as an example of a Marmot city, can inspire us all.   Working on the Tower Hamlets Communities Driving Change project... Find out more