Publications

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Escape from the Titanic

March 2008

Anton Shelupanov

The British criminal justice system is failing by many measures. Costs are rising as is the prison population. The sheer pressure on the system is making it hard to introduce long overdue reforms. As a result recidivism rates remain high and public confidence remains low. Ahead of a likely squeeze on public spending over the... Find out more

The Collaborative City: Future Trends

March 2008

This report accompanies the main London Collaborative report The Collaborative City, and offers an overview of the evidence used to develop our six scenarios of the future of London, and to provide vital input into our analysis of the challenges facing the capital. The London Collaborative was a partnership led by the Young Foundation, in... Find out more

The Collaborative City: Working together to shape London’s future

March 2008

The London Collaborative was a partnership led by the Young Foundation, in association with the Office for Public Management (OPM) and Common Purpose. The report was designed to stimulate future thinking among all of us who care about London’s future and who recognise the critical role of London’s public services in what that future might bring. Its... Find out more

The Collaborative City – Future Scenarios

March 2008

The London Collaborative was an ambitious programme designed to improve the capacity of London’s public sector to work across boundaries of place, profession and organisation in order to meet future challenges facing the capital. This report accompanied the launch report and includes the six scenarios developed as part of the early London Collaborative work, along... Find out more

How to develop a local charter: A guide for local authorities

January 2008

Vicki Sellick

This Young Foundation guide was launched by Hazel Blears MP, the then Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, at the Annual New Local Government Network (NGLN) conference. To view Hazel Blears’ speech click here. The guide, commissioned and published by the Department of Communities and Local Government, draws together the rationale for developing... Find out more

The World in our Neighbourhood

December 2006

Nicola Bacon

This paper looks at the particular challenges for local authorities and community organisations developing neighbourhood working in areas with very diverse populations. The paper was prepared for a conference run in partnership with LB Haringey, one of the most diverse local authority areas in the UK. Download a full pdf of the publication.

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Where’s the Money? Neighbourhood governance and the future of local finance

November 2006

Paul Hilder

This paper presents recommendations on how the reform of local public finance in England can appropriately reflect the government’s plans for a strengthened tier of neighbourhood governance, which appeared on 26 October 2006 in Strong and Prosperous Communities: the local government white paper. Our contributions here have been informed by the vision articulated in Double... Find out more