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A nod is as good as a wink

Publication 1 January 2012

The U is interested in people and in the ways they get along with each other. At the same time, this organisation seeks to promote a low-key vision of community relations, much less high-energy than the schemes promoting asset transfer,

One Hundred Not Out: resilience and active ageing

Publication 1 December 2011

For the first time in history in the UK the number of people over 60 outnumbers those under 16. A common reaction to this is pessimistic. This breeds social pessimism; as if we have created inexorably longer lives but are

Review of Innovation in the NHS

Publication 1 December 2011

NHS Chief Executive’s Review of Innovation in the NHS Summary of the responses to the Call for Evidence and Ideas. In June 2011, the Department of Health issued a Call for Evidence and Ideas about how the adoption and diffusion

A review of urban Community Land Trusts in England

Publication 1 December 2011

This paper, produced by the Social Life team when at The Young Foundation, reviews the experience of urban community land trusts in England. It identifies practical lessons about how to establish a community land trust and investigates common issues and

Design for Social Sustainability

Publication 19 November 2011

This report from Social Life, a Young Foundation venture, was originally commissioned by the Homes and Communities Agency as part of the “Future Communities- Social Life” programme. It sets out a framework and online resource for built environment professionals and

Tottenham Together: Voices from Tottenham after the 2011 riots

Publication 5 November 2011

The Young Foundation was commissioned by the Haringey Community Panel to engage the community of Tottenham to understand how they viewed the impact of the August disturbances, and to consider actions that can be taken to help the area recover

Lighting the Touchpaper: Growing the Market for Social Investment in England

Publication 1 November 2011

The UK has a long history of developing innovative approaches to meeting social needs. With the establishment of Big Society Capital and the development of new products such as social impact bonds the UK led the world in this area.

Grow Your Own: How local authorities can support social enterprise

Publication 1 November 2011

Social enterprises have long been established in Britain, providing a range of products and services whilst also delivering social value. In 2011, as a sector, social enterprise was still emerging but attracting more attention – largely driven by public spending

Good days & bad days: stories of ageing in the community

Publication 1 November 2011

The demographics, statistics and predicted trends surrounding ageing can make fascinating, and sometimes alarming, reading. However, all too often researchers, policy-makers, and service providers can become transfixed by the numbers and lose sight of the individual experiences of the people

Championing Small But Vital Charities

Repository entry 1 November 2011

This leaflet makes the case for why local charities are important and what can be done to support them.

Small and local charities play a vital role in their community but they need help to not only survive, but thrive.

Innovation for the Public Good: The Five Keys to Innovation

Publication 1 October 2011

Ask a passerby to name an innovative organisation and a familiar list soon appears: Apple, 3M, Google, eBay, etc. Less known are the innovative agencies in the public sector focused on finding new and better ways to tackle social issues

Growing interest? Mapping the market for social finance in the youth sector

Publication 1 August 2011

The 11,000 organisations that comprised the voluntary and community youth sector (VCYS) in 2010 were (and are) under unprecedented pressure. This report considers the potential for social finance to not only address under-capitalisation, but also to grow the capacity and

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