Healthy New Towns: Putting Health into Place

22 October 2019 | Authors: Amanda Hill-Dixon, Laura Whittall, Radhika Bynon, Victoria Boelman,

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

A Brighter Future

1 October 2019 | Authors: Franca Roeschert, Zoe Dibb,

The Young Foundation was funded by the H&M Foundation. The programme helps young people find their way into education, employment or training (EET) by providing them with personalised job coaching and access to a bursary fund. Our report, ‘A Brighter

New Perspectives on Housing

25 April 2019 | Authors:

This report sets out the five housing challenges that we put under the microscope as part of the New Perspectives project. We explored these challenges at our housing event in London on 24th April 2019. As part of the event we

Beyond Meritocracy: The Anthology

26 March 2019 | Authors:

Beyond Meritocracy: The Anthology contains a series of essays and creative responses to the question: ‘What lies beyond Meritocracy? What might be the equation for the 21st century?’ The Anthology coincides with the 60th Anniversary of our founder, Michael Young’s seminal

Getting by in Barcelona: A portrait of life before basic income

12 March 2019 | Authors: Amanda Hill-Dixon, Hannah Davis, Victoria Boelman,

This report explores the lives and experiences of the residents in three neighbourhoods of Eix Besos in North-Eastern Barcelona. Since December 2017 these communities have been part of a radical experiment to tackle urban poverty and social exclusion in the

Building Bridges, Building Health Report

4 December 2018 | Authors: Amanda Hill-Dixon, Hannah Davis,

In 2017, we were commissioned by SPEAR, a charity supporting people experiencing homelessness in South & West London to evaluate their Homeless Health Link Service (HHLS) which is funded by Big Lottery Fund. In this evaluation we provide an independent review

Putting Health into Place

28 September 2018 | Authors: Amanda Hill-Dixon,

This booklet introduces the forthcoming Putting Health into Place Publication which The Young Foundation is producing in partnership with NHS England and others. Inside we outline 10 key principles for creating healthy new places, by strengthening and empowering communities, and

Patchwork Philanthropy

20 July 2018 | Authors:

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.

Join the Conversation: A collection of simple ideas for planning social action in your community

8 May 2018 | Authors:

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

Commissioning Futures: A Guide for Schools

4 May 2018 | Authors: Amanda Hill-Dixon,

A good-practice guide to support schools to more effectively commission innovative services, especially those that aim to tackle educational inequality.

Amplify: Voices and actions in places

20 April 2018 | Authors:

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

Uttlesford Community Action Zones Report

11 April 2018 | Authors: Isabel Young,

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


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