Posts Categorised: Blog

 

For ‘levelling up’ to have lasting impact, we must start by ‘levelling in’

This blog was written by Lydia Ragoonanan, a senior associate leading the Inclusive Economy Partnership BOOST programme at The Young Foundation. This week, Michael Gove used his platform at the Conservative Party conference to pledge greater support for downtrodden regions of the UK.  “Levelling up means four things,” the minister for levelling up, housing and communities explained. “We will strengthen local leadership to drive real... Find out more

 

Routes into Research? By Amelia Clayton

Amelia joined The Young Foundation through the Kickstart Scheme. Here she describes her experiences of finding her way into the research profession… Studying Sociology at university opened my eyes to the world of social research and gave me a glimpse into how we can ethically use research to make a positive change. All of a... Find out more

 

Embarking on a civic journey

Supporting young people in the 21st Century  Today, we are announcing a transformational two-year research project, with generous support from the National Citizen Service CIC. Rooted in a powerful belief in community activism, entrepreneurial spirit and the civic potential of young people, we will be working with Huddersfield and Sheffield Universities, to create a youth-led... Find out more

 

Understanding local patterns of volunteer activity during COVID-19: three ways to contribute your perspective to DCMS and The Young Foundation’s new research

Together with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), The Young Foundation is conducting new research to understand the various ways in which volunteers have been (and continue to be) active within local authority areas across England during the COVID-19 pandemic. This research will create a greater understanding of the ways in which... Find out more

 

How diverse is the social research profession?

Social research plays an important role in understanding real-world issues and giving voice to diverse communities across the UK. But how diverse is the social research sector itself, and how representative is it of wider society? We are working with the Social Research Association, supported by Power to Change and Kantar Public, on research to... Find out more

 

Partnerships, place and thriving communities

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

 

Summer Reading Recommendations from the team…

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? A research agenda by communities, for communities

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