Press Releases

Landmark Covid-19 citizen-science project project launched

7 April 2020

PRESS RELEASE  CONTAGION AND CONTAINMENT: LANDMARK 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... 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