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Stuck on London’s hard shoulder: Social needs in a fast moving city

Publication 1 January 2010

London is one of the wealthiest cities on the planet, but also suffers from serious levels of poverty and unemployment. London’s top 10% benefited greatly from the financial boom – but relatively little wealth trickled down and now the cost

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

Publication 1 January 2010

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

Exploring household resilience in Teeside

Publication 1 January 2010

This report looks at the lives of families living on low incomes in Teeside, exploring how people meet their needs in a time of economic recession. It paints a picture of people getting by in challenging circumstances. Despite the difficulties

Sinking and Swimming: Understanding Britain’s Unmet Needs

Publication 1 December 2009

This is a study of who is sinking and who is swimming in Britain today. Based on new analysis of statistical data, case studies, surveys and hundreds of conversations with people across the country, the study shows where the most

Learning and Social Innovation: Briefing on education and learning at the Young Foundation

Publication 1 December 2009

The Young Foundation has a unique record of understanding educational needs and developing innovative new ways of meeting them. Our work today aims to address the gulf which has opened up between what education systems provide and the skills and

Public services and civil society working together

Publication 1 December 2009

The report explores the evidence to suggest outcomes are improved when public services and civil society work hand in hand, and develops five new ways to do just that – from community entrepreneurs to asset sharing, new performance measures to

Going green and beating the blues

Publication 1 December 2009

All over the world communities are grappling with two different agendas: on the one hand how to make their areas environmentally sustainable; on the other how to promote the wellbeing of local residents. Sometimes these agendas reinforce each other. But

Incentive cards and behaviour change in London

Publication 30 November 2009

This report by the Young Foundation as part of the London Collaborative was commissioned by Capital Ambition. It considers the opportunities to influence the behaviour of Londoners though a pan-London smart card which was then subject to a wider feasibility

Taking the lead: Youth leadership in theory and practice

Publication 1 October 2009

This report asks what is youth leadership? Why does it matter? And how can we support and nurture the development of our young leaders? Taking the lead critically investigates youth leadership, bringing together experts’ views and best practice from around

Danger and Opportunity

Publication 1 September 2009

Danger and Opportunity – part of a series on methods and issues in social innovation – argues that the most recent economic crisis, and the increased emphasis on social innovation are both merging to create a new social economy that

Solutions for entrenched deprivation on small estates (Summary Report)

Publication 1 September 2009

In 2009 we looked into entrenched deprivation on three small estates in England. We worked in Coventry, South Shields and Kent to explore how life can be improved for residents of three small, very different housing estates. We collaborated with

Parenting and Wellbeing: knitting families together

Publication 1 September 2009

Parenting and wellbeing: knitting families together argues that parenting support often fails because it ignores the wellbeing of parents themselves. The report draws on extensive national and international research, and a detailed investigation of parenting support in three very different

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