Publications

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Adapting to change: the role of community resilience

October 2012

Will Norman

Adapting to Change asks what it is that makes communities not just bounce back from adversity but thrive when faced with long-term challenges. The Young Foundation pioneered research and practice in this area and has developed the Wellbeing and Resilience Measure (WARM), a new tool designed to help communities understand their underlying needs and capacities.... Find out more

WARM paradox

The wellbeing and resilience paradox

September 2012

Nicola Bacon, Nina Mguni

Wellbeing and resilience are linked: over time the quality of anyone’s life will depend on a certain amount of mental toughness. But are wellbeing and resilience two sides of the same coin or is it possible to be resilient but have low levels of wellbeing? If so, what characteristics are likely to lead to low... Find out more

Better Places to Grow Old

July 2012

“I didn’t want to be sat at home doing nothing. I wanted my voice to be heard.” – Ahmed Better Places to Grow Old from The Young Foundation on Vimeo. The Young Foundation was part of a group of beneficiaries who received funding from the Local Government Association as part of its 2 year Ageing... Find out more

Framework of outcomes for young people

Young people are living, learning and negotiating transitions to adulthood and independence in an increasingly complex and challenging world, in which they face greater levels of choice and opportunity, but also unprecedented uncertainty and risk. This calls for empowered, resilient young people, who play an active role in navigating these paths. Supporting the development of... Find out more

An insight into the impact of the cuts on some of the most vulnerable in Camden

Over the last few years, austerity measures across the country have been changing the shape and size of Britain’s public services. National and local government have been forced to make difficult decisions about which services to prioritise and which to re-shape or remove. At the same time, families have been tightening their belts, with the rising... Find out more

Local 2.0: How digital technology empowers local communities

May 2012

Mandeep Hothi

Local 2.0 was a Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) funded project that aimed to learn how local communities can be empowered through social media and other digital technologies. Between April 2010 and April 2012 we supported communities in three local authority areas of England: testing different tools and methods to learn more about... Find out more

Taking Tottenham Forward Community Summit

The Young Foundation was commissioned by the London Borough of Haringey to design and facilitate the Tottenham Community Summit. The aim of the Community Summit was to create the opportunity for local stakeholders to meet one another, learn about the key priorities of the draft Regeneration Strategy, identify gaps in the strategy, and discuss areas for positive... Find out more

A nod is as good as a wink

The U is interested in people and in the ways they get along with each other. At the same time, this organisation seeks to promote a low-key vision of community relations, much less high-energy than the schemes promoting asset transfer, citizens’ councils, allotment cooperatives or mutual pub ownership.  We call it a nod and a wink, and... Find out more

Review of Innovation in the NHS

December 2011

Peter Gerry, Sylvia Wyatt

NHS Chief Executive’s Review of Innovation in the NHS Summary of the responses to the Call for Evidence and Ideas. In June 2011, the Department of Health issued a Call for Evidence and Ideas about how the adoption and diffusion of innovations can be accelerated across the NHS. This was part of the NHS Chief... Find out more