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Mind and Matter: The importance of psychological needs for social policy

Publication 30 November 2008

This work was part of the Young Foundation’s Mapping Unmet and Emerging Needs programme. The programme brought together a coalition of more than a dozen independent foundations and funding bodies to develop new insights into how social needs in Britain

Valuing Family, Valuing Work: British Muslim Women and the Labour Market

Publication 30 October 2008

This report on second generation British Muslim women showed that although most want to work only 49% of them have a job – and the rest face severe barriers. The report uses previously unpublished data of the employment levels of

Neighbourhood Taskforces

Publication 1 October 2008

Conflict exists at all levels of society, from the most localised of settings where neighbours bicker over the height of hedges to its most extreme form, violence between nations. Tensions also exist under the surface of most communities. The root

Local Wellbeing: Can We Measure It?

Publication 30 September 2008

The concept and language of wellbeing was first introduced at the local level through the Local Government Act 2000. The Act included a new power of wellbeing, providing local authorities with the power to do whatever they consider necessary to

Understanding neighbourliness and belonging

Publication 1 September 2008

Understanding neighbourliness and belonging: A scoping paper for the Neighbourhood Action Network (published September 2008, updated in August 2010) In recent decades increased mobility, longer life expectancy, the breakdown of the extended family and an increasingly diverse and rapidly changing

Devolving funds to local communities

Publication 1 August 2008

Nationally, much emphasis has been placed on the opportunities to devolve funds to localities as a way to promote spending effectiveness, as well as engage and empower residents. Many local authorities have developed different ways to enable residents or councillors

Combining research methods in a study of the UK’s unmet needs

Publication 1 July 2008

The complexity of trying to understand and examine social needs in society has highlighted the fact that a mixed methods approach to research is needed, combining quantitative and qualitative research methods. The Mapping Needs programme explored and shed light to

Neighbourliness + Empowerment = Wellbeing: Is there a formula for happy communities?

Publication 22 June 2008

Is there a formula for happy communities? How does active citizenship contribute to the wellbeing of communities? This report, which is the first in a series of publications from the Local Wellbeing Project, tries to answer this question by investigating

Deep and persistent exclusion: Interrogating the idea of the ‘bottom 2.5 percent’

Publication 1 June 2008

Written as part of the Mapping Needs programme, this paper explores the conceptualization of the ‘bottom 2.5 percent’ – the individuals in the lowest income scale who face deep and persistent exclusion from society. A key question raised in this

The London Collaborative: State of Play

Publication 1 June 2008

The London Collaborative was an ambitious programme designed to improve the capacity of London’s public sector to work across boundaries of place, profession and organisation in order to meet future challenges facing the capital. This publication provides an overview of

Developing leadership capability for a collaborative city

Publication 1 April 2008

In this paper, we explored the increasing requirement for leaders to make complex judgements, to rethink and redesign systems, and to find integrative solutions that make sense from several different perspectives. We identified the need to develop a stronger problem

A Collaborative City? A snapshot of current collaboration across the public sector in London

Publication 1 April 2008

This paper sketches a picture of current capacity for joint and strategic working across tiers of government and public services in London. It looks at the kinds of partnerships, networks and other mechanisms that exist, at perceptions of how well


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