This paper, produced by the Social Life team when at The Young Foundation, reviews the experience of urban community land trusts in England. It identifies practical lessons about how to establish a community land trust and investigates common issues and obstacles to success. The paper explores the potential for community land trusts to be established in key neighbourhoods in the city as a vehicle for on-going community regeneration.
A review of urban Community Land Trusts in England
Navigating uncertainty and remaining resilient: the experience of community businesses during Covid-19Publication 10 December 2020
Funded by Power to Change, this Community Businesses and COVID-19 report explores the impacts of Covid-19 on community businesses in England and the ways they adapted in response. Community businesses provide support to communities all over the country. They are
A report reflecting interviews, storytelling events, innovation workshops and creative research in Barking and Dagenham, 2018-2020
As part of our Covid-19 Community Life study, generously supported by a Wellcome Trust Public Engagement grant, this report is the first snapshot of insights. As the pandemic arrived on UK shores, the country was already sharply divided. We had
A week by week archive of life during a pandemic. Understanding the impact on people and communities. Covid-19 has radically changed the way we go about our day-to-day lives. It has shifted where we turn for help and support and
The inequalities in investment across England and the rest of the UK has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years – especially when considered through the lens of multiple deprivation. Since the EU referendum in 2016, more political and media
The Young Foundation, in partnership with NHS England, The Town & Country Planning Association, PA Consulting and The Kings Fund has launched Putting Health into Place. Through the Healthy New Towns programme we explored how the development of new places
Our new report maps patterns of philanthropic and charitable spending across England against deprivation, public spending and the EU Referendum result. The results show the key areas where there are high levels of need, and low levels of philanthropic funding.
Designed and developed by the Young Foundation in partnership with communities, Amplify responds to the real, lived experiences of people and the communities in which they live and is based on the principles of listening deeply and treading carefully. Amplify connects people to take action together. It
As part of our work in Essex, the “Uttlesford Community Action Research – Community Action Zones” project took a strengths-based approach to understanding social isolation and loneliness; focusing on people’s social connections and networks, rather than assuming social deficit. Drawing