The Tower Hamlets Communities Driving Change (CDC) programme was a new way of supporting communities to thrive, in a borough where health inequalities are rife. It imagined a new type of relationship between institutions and residents, and a change to who has control over local health and wellbeing priorities. It focused on working in an open way and moving away from traditional programme delivery models. This report explores our journey as a programme taking a ‘systems thinking’ approach, working to build strong relationships, equalising power, and continuously reflecting and learning. It covers CDC to pre-Covid and highlights the importance of working with all players of the system – individuals, groups, charities, service providers, local authorities and more to support communities.
Communities Driving Change: our journey to systemic change
Today, local leaders from around the UK descend on Parliament to call for a Community Power Act. Our CEO Helen Goulden welcomes engagement with communities that increases both equality and equity.
This proposal, supported by The Young Foundation, outlines new laws aim that could fundamentally change where power lies in this country.
Helen Goulden shares a new report, and celebrates greater participation of young people in the research sector.
The Young Foundation starts 2022 with a focus on collective energy. Helen Goulden reflects on the challenges and opportunities ahead.
Amplify Youth was a programme funded by Credit Suisse and delivered by The Young Foundation. We worked with young people aged 16-25 in challenging areas of East London, Dublin and Belfast. Our aim was to tackle the structural inequality experienced
The Tower Hamlets Communities Driving Change (CDC) programme supported residents to take action for improved health and wellbeing in their communities. It involved hearing about the issues which matter to them, co-designing and developing grassroots solutions, and connecting them with
In the summer of 2020, the Tower Hamlets Communities Driving Change (CDC) team at The Young Foundation came together with FutureGov to understand how communities were responding to the public health challenge of Covid-19. We explored how we could work
A report reflecting interviews, storytelling events, innovation workshops and creative research in Barking and Dagenham, 2018-2020
This handbook contains a collection of prompts, ideas and frameworks to help you think about opportunities for social action in your community. It aims to help you explore and discuss the things you love about the place you live, as