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What is an empowering authority? Community empowerment and organisational culture

August 2010

This paper builds on The Young Foundation’s practical experience with local authorities to develop and deepen understanding of how organisational cultures affect the success of neighbourhood working. It looks at how culture interacts with structures, people and processes and highlights tools for thinking through the cultural challenges that arise from partnership working, looking particularly at... Find out more

Cohesive Communities

This report was commissioned by Local Government Improvement and Development to investigate how local authorities and the voluntary and community sector (VCS) can work more productively together to build empowered and cohesive communities. The research took place over a period of four months, and included interviews, four case studies of local areas and a quantitative... Find out more

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The End of Regeneration? Improving what matters on small housing estates

This toolkit aims to encourage local authorities, housing associations and other public agencies to think differently about how to break the cycle of entrenched poverty and disadvantage on small housing estates. The ideas, approaches and lessons in this toolkit are based on work with residents and agencies on three small estates in Coventry, Kent and... Find out more

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The State of Happiness

The State of Happiness brings together four years of groundbreaking work based on in-depth pilots – from teaching resilience to children in schools to promoting neighbourliness – with three councils in very different areas of the country: Manchester, Hertfordshire and South Tyneside. This report from the Young Foundation and Local Government and Improvement highlights that... Find out more

Exploring household resilience in Teeside

January 2010

Dan Vale

This report looks at the lives of families living on low incomes in Teeside, exploring how people are meeting their needs in a time of economic recession. It paints a picture of people getting by in challenging circumstances. Despite the difficulties associated with financial pressures, high levels of debt, poor employment prospects and low levels... Find out more

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Helping or Hindering – Meeting Young People’s Needs in Bedford

January 2010

Dan Vale

This report looks at the needs of young people in Bedford, particularly focusing on how those who are not in education, employment or training seek assistance and access services. It identifies the lack of skills, opportunities, and qualifications as being common barriers for young people entering the labour market. But it also shows the importance... Find out more

The Leys

In May 2009, The Young Foundation was asked by The Wates Foundation to look into previous attempts at regeneration and priorities for the Leys estate in Oxfordshire. In July we presented our findings to The Wates Foundation. Download a full pdf of the report.

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