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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

How relationships change the world and where to go with what we know

Date: February 06 2018

Posted by: David Robinson (LSE)

Road arrow 

"We network and transact now more than ever but meaningful time together is being systematically displaced by fast and shallow connections". David Robinson, writes for us on how to make meaningful relationships the ‘central operating principle’ in the run-up to the launch of our Community Wellbeing Index in partnership with the Co-op UK and his forthcoming talk on this at LSE.

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Shape or be shaped

Date: January 29 2018

Posted by: Helen Goulden

Collaborative Economy Report Graphic 

The Young Foundation's CEO, Helen Goulden, outlines some of the key recommendations coming out of the review into the Collaborative Economy for the Scottish Government, for which she was chair of this cross-sector panel.

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Here’s to creating a happier world!

Date: January 25 2018

Posted by: Helen Goulden


Today we celebrate the spin out of Action for Happiness, the grassroots social movement of people taking action to increase wellbeing, launched and incubated by The Young Foundation. Our CEO, Helen Goulden on back on our long history of work to support happiness and wellbeing which we are continuing into the present day.

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We’re supporting ventures Reimagining Rent and there’s ripe scope for many more to tackle challenges in the private rented sector.

Date: December 05 2017

Posted by: Helen Goulden


Today, in partnership with the Nationwide Foundation, we launch the first cohort of Reimagining Rent, the accelerator supporting ventures focused on vulnerable people in the private housing rental sector. With housing taking centre stage in the Autumn Budget this year, there has been a lot of focus on the challenges of supply of affordable housing... Find out more