A shared endeavour

Established by sociologist Michael Young in 1953, the Institute for Community Studies is a core part of The Young Foundation. We are an evidence centre with people at our heart, exploring what works for UK communities. Using qualitative and ethnographic research, with a focus on participatory methods and quantitative, data-driven analyses, we work to build a rich picture of life in the UK today.

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Community research

The Institute for Community Studies is powered by The Young Foundation, a not-for-profit tackling societal issues with a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach.

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Social innovation

Involving people from diverse sectors, The Young Foundation shapes game-changing initiatives.

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