Publications

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Meet the parents - stories of teenage pregnancy and parenthood in Lewisham cover (2009)

Meet the parents: stories of teenage pregnancy and parenthood in Lewisham

The Young Foundation was commissioned by the London Borough of Lewisham to look at how perceptions and expectations of young people in the borough impacted on teenage pregnancy. We carried out detailed ethnographic studies to capture the experiences of young people over a typical day, held focus groups and one-to-one interviews with young people, and... Find out more

Receding Tide - Understanding unmet needs in a harsher economic climate COVER (January 2009)

Receding Tide: Understanding unmet needs in a harsher economic climate

This interim report warns of the hidden psychological dangers of the recession – unmet psychological needs. Much publicity surrounds the economic costs of the recession but these unmet psychological needs, such as loneliness, stress, frustration, feeling out of control, helpless, insecure and fearful are at least as widespread and corrosive in the UK as unmet... Find out more

Neighbourhood working and organisational culture

Neighbourhood working and organisational culture: A scoping paper for the Neighbourhood Action Network. Over the last decade there has been a growing acknowledgement within local government that one of the major impediments to improving service delivery is the culture of the organisation. A local authority can fine tune its departmental structures time and again, but... Find out more

Neighbourhood Taskforces

October 2008

Vicki Sellick

Conflict exists at all levels of society, from the most localised of settings where neighbours bicker over the height of hedges to its most extreme form, violence between nations. Tensions also exist under the surface of most communities. The root cause may be lingering feelings of bitterness over past events, stereotypes of other communities’ cultures... Find out more

Local Wellbeing: Can We Measure It?

The concept and language of wellbeing was first introduced at the local level through the Local Government Act 2000. The Act included a new power of wellbeing, providing local authorities with the power to do whatever they consider necessary to promote or improve the economic, social or environmental wellbeing of their area. Following this, useful... Find out more