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Institute for Community Studies research paints uneasy picture of social cohesion

30 June 2020

SAFETY EMERGES AS OVERWHELMING ISSUE OF WHAT MATTERS TO UK COMMUNITIES  Institute for Community Studies paints an uneasy picture of social cohesion in the UK, with important lessons for post-Covid-recovery plans  ‘Top down’ approaches to community engagement, interventions and policymaking risk exacerbating deep social inequalities — say authors of new report  Reverberating impacts of austerity... Find out more

New Covid-19 citizen-science project project launched

7 April 2020

CONTAGION AND CONTAINMENT: COVID-19 CITIZEN-SCIENCE PROJECT LAUNCHED The Young Foundation launches landmark new project to capture social impact of the coronavirus on individuals and communities across the UK  We need to understand how this generation-defining moment impacts the future of community life and wellbeing in the UK – says CEO  Citizens of all ages invited... Find out more

Community missing from Budget 2020: Young Foundation comments

11 March 2020

MEDIA ALERT  Commenting on Budget 2020, Helen Goulden, CEO at The Young Foundation said:  “Chancellor Sunak says that is a budget for people right across the country – that no region will be left behind and that everyone must have the same chances and opportunities in life. When it comes to “levelling up,” the government needs to... Find out more

City experiment with minimum “basic” income trial improves well-being but financial insecurities remain

26 February 2020

No strong evidence that ‘citizen income’ improves routes to employability but improvements in material security, mental health and wellbeing, and child welfare reported by participants  Qualitative study puts lived experience of trial in the spotlight, with implications for the design and implementation of future experiments and policies Communities think-tank calls for pause following outcomes of... Find out more