1490 results found

Collaborative projects on youth crime

Publication 1 April 2009

Working with Essex, Knowsley, Sheffield and Westminster local authorities, the Innovation Catalyst looked at a collaborative workstream on youth crime which provided research, intensive support and innovation consultancy to help develop and support innovative pilots. The Innovation Catalyst was a

Meet the parents: stories of teenage pregnancy and parenthood in Lewisham

Publication 1 March 2009

The Young Foundation was commissioned by the London Borough of Lewisham to look at how perceptions and expectations of young people in the borough impacted on teenage pregnancy. We carried out detailed ethnographic studies to capture the experiences of young

Fixing the Future

Publication 1 February 2009

This paper is about how to mitigate the impacts of the 2008 recession, and, where possible, turn crisis into opportunity. It was prepared to provide a framework for thinking and action by governments and local authorities, voluntary organisations and businesses,

Receding Tide: Understanding unmet needs in a harsher economic climate

Publication 30 January 2009

This interim report warns of the hidden psychological dangers of the recession – unmet psychological needs. Much publicity surrounds the economic costs of the recession but these unmet psychological needs, such as loneliness, stress, frustration, feeling out of control, helpless,

Neighbourhood working and organisational culture

Publication 1 January 2009

Neighbourhood working and organisational culture: A scoping paper for the Neighbourhood Action Network. Over the last decade there has been a growing acknowledgement within local government that one of the major impediments to improving service delivery is the culture of

How to innovate: the tools for social innovation

Publication 1 December 2008

This paper provides a first output from a major study, funded and in partnership with Nesta, on the methods being used to generate and grow social innovation around the world. It sets out the context for the methods project, analysing

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


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