90 results found

Citizen Engagement in Social Innovation – A case study report

Publication 1 June 2013

Public and civic engagement activities are widely seen as critical in building trust in public institutions, social capital and social cohesion in local communities, greater legitimacy in public decision making processes and more effective use of resources, as well as

The Value and Role of Citizen Engagement in Social Innovation

Publication 1 June 2013

Engagement practices have particular value for the development of effective social innovations. In particular, this report argues that some forms of engagement will enable a better understanding of needs so that appropriate solutions can be developed. Participation practices can also

Growing Social Innovation in Northern Ireland

Publication 12 April 2013

There is a growing recognition that new and innovative approaches are required to meet the social, economic and environmental difficulties we are facing. The field of social innovation is developing rapidly. Across the world, millions of people are creating new

Stimulating and supporting innovation within your organisation & system – Health at The Young Foundation

Publication 20 March 2013

The bedrock of the NHS is currently shifting. The future stage has been set by huge structural changes, a need for massive savings, the necessity of working across partnerships and sectors, all combined with a renewed drive to truly put

Financing Social Impact

Publication 30 April 2012

Creating a finance ecosystem where social innovations can flourish. Where do we want to be in 2022? The field of social innovation is beginning to gather momentum, with significant investment from governments, foundations and business. The field combines commitment, experience

How to Guides

Publication 1 March 2011

This series of guides is designed to help funders and project leads to set up and sustain innovative projects across the NHS. The How to Guides draw together the material on supporting health innovation which the Young Foundation delivered and

This is European Social Innovation

Publication 1 November 2010

The Euclid and SIX networks, with the support of the Social Innovation Park in Bilbao, Spain, and the European Commission published This is European Social Innovation – a call for inspiring stories. The financial and economic crisis after 2008 made

Innovations in Health: Approaches from the Regional Innovation Funds

Publication 1 October 2010

The NHS has already recognised that alternative approaches and solutions are therefore necessary – radically different and innovative ways of identifying, creating and scaling solutions, delivering services and involving patients and users are needed. This paper sets out the case

Investing in Social Growth: Can the Big Society be more than a slogan?

Publication 1 September 2010

The Big Society’ was promoted by government as a framework for thinking about how this might happen. As an idea it has been much criticised both for vagueness and for diverting attention from spending cuts. This report sets out how

The Young Foundation and the Web: Digital Social Innovation

Publication 1 September 2010

In 2010, over 27 million Britons had a Facebook profile, 40 per cent of internet users uploaded self-created content to the web, and the same amount posted messages to chat sites, blogs and newsgroups. Digital technology was transforming our professional

Capital Ideas

Publication 1 July 2010

We see innovation in action every day in our lives. When we think of innovation, most of us think of the private sector. And that’s hardly surprising since private-sector innovation accounts for more than 85 percent of economic growth in

Scaling New Heights

Publication 1 July 2010

President Clinton once said, “nearly every problem has been solved by someone, somewhere. The challenge of the 21st century is to find out what works and scale it up.” The question of scaling is a great issue for any progressive


Community research

We are a not-for-profit tackling societal issues with a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach.

Contact our team

Social innovation

Involving people from diverse sectors to shape game-changing initiatives.

Find out more