The U’s founding belief was that engaging training in a range of useful skills such as first aid, saving energy and intervening safely to defuse conflict will encourage more effective responses to social challenges by citizens who participate in The U.

The U stimulated bottom up, citizen-led action on a host of issues that concern us all by recruiting and training volunteers to deliver authoritative, fun and interactive ninety minute sessions that build confidence, capacity and a strong sense of local community. This research paper sets out the design behind this venture from the Young Foundation and Nesta.

Methods & Measurement Social action

Posted on: 1 December 2010 Authors: Genevieve Maitland Hudson,

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