Let teachers SHINE report

3 September 2021 | Authors: Ajeet Jugnauth,

The Young Foundation partnered with education charity SHINE, to support the delivery of their annual Let Teachers SHINE programme. SHINE provides funding to some of the brightest minds in teaching in England, helping them to develop and deliver new approaches to teaching that raise educational attainment for children from low-income homes.

Far to go: diversity and inclusion in social research

1 September 2021 | Authors: Alice Bell,

The first comprehensive survey of the views and experiences of UK social researchers on issues of diversity and inclusion within the sector.

Why don’t they ask us? The role of communities in levelling up

14 July 2021 | Authors: Emily Morrison, Alice Bell, Caroline Yang, Liam Harney,

How have policies and interventions for local economic development affected communities in England? As the government commits to ‘ensure no region is left behind’, our research explores what works for UK communities – and what doesn’t.

Volunteering and wellbeing during the Coronavirus pandemic

7 June 2021 | Authors:

We were delighted to have worked with The Wales Centre for Public Policy to undertake a rapid scan and synthesis of the evidence which has emerged over the last year on the relationship between volunteering (both formal and informal), and

The Covid decade: understanding the long-term societal impacts of Covid-19.

7 April 2021 | Authors:

The Institute of Community Studies is delighted to have contributed to The British Academy’s timely evidence review to understand the long-term societal impacts of COVID-19. It makes sobering reading for any who thought the end of the pandemic would see

Amplify Youth: putting young people at the heart of social change

22 January 2021 | Authors:

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

Communities Driving Change: our journey to systemic change

24 December 2020 | Authors:

In a borough where health inequalities are rife, this project imagined a new type of relationship between institutions and residents, shifting control over local health and wellbeing priorities.

Communities Driving Change: shifting local systems

23 December 2020 | Authors:

This programme supported residents in Tower Hamlets to take action for improved health and wellbeing in their communities, co-designing and developing grassroots solutions to enable real change.

Communities Driving Change: Covid-19 response to recovery

21 December 2020 | Authors: Nasima Begum,

A 2020 report from the Tower Hamlets Communities Driving Change (CDC) team at The Young Foundation and FutureGov.

Navigating uncertainty and remaining resilient: the experience of community businesses during Covid-19

10 December 2020 | Authors: Eve Avdoulos,

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

Social cohesion in Barking and Dagenham: participatory approaches

9 December 2020 | Authors: Jana Tauschinski,

A report reflecting interviews, storytelling events, innovation workshops and creative research in Barking and Dagenham, 2018-2020

Let the roll-out begin – vaccine hesitancy, dilemmas and division  

4 December 2020 | Authors: Alice Bell, Eve Avdoulos, Jana Tauschinski,

As part of our Covid-19 and Community Life study, generously funded by a Wellcome Trust public engagement grant, we are excited to be sharing the fourth snapshot of our insights in a new report on vaccines.  Download the report In recent weeks, the news


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