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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

Joining the Conversation: an introduction to hyperlocal media

Publication 30 July 2009

This paper provides an overview of hyperlocal uses of the internet and how they can be useful to local government. Published by the Young Foundation in collaboration with Local Government Improvement and Development and the Local Government Association (LGA), updated

Social Venturing

Publication 1 July 2009

Social Venturing – part of a series on methods and issues in social innovation – focuses on how to establish and grow a social venture. While there is a long-standing economic and managerial literature on the market economy, and methods

Thinking about Apprenticeships

Publication 1 July 2009

In January 2008, the government published World Class Apprenticeships: Unlocking Talent, Building Skills for All, which set out ambitious plans for Apprenticeships with the aim that one in five young people aged 16 to 18 will be apprentices by 2020. The review also

The Leys

Publication 1 July 2009

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.

Civility Lost and Found

Publication 1 June 2009

Has Britain become an uncivil society? Civility Lost and Found argues that incivility has become common, whether in the behaviour of tv and radio presenters, revellers out on a Saturday night or drunks on airplanes, and that few issues matter

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