Pamphlet that explains why it is important for policymakers to have a better understanding of the capacity for active citizenship in their local areas. It also sets out a preliminary method for measuring the presence or absence of key mechanisms and social assets driving participation.
It puts forward an argument for a new approach to understanding and measuring active citizenship and is designed with the political and policy context in mind.
This report examines the experience of community organisations controlling assets in the UK. It argues that there is a diverse range of community organisations engaged in this work and particular kinds of support are needed if the field is to flourish.
Paper that defines loneliness and explores how lonely people can be identified and engaged; outlines previous JRF research that could inform the Neighbourhood Approaches to Loneliness programme; and identifies other research and projects that could inform the Neighbourhood Approaches to Loneliness programme.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT)'s action research programme 'Neighbourhood Approaches to Loneliness' looks at how a neighbourhood as a whole can support those who live with loneliness. This paper defines loneliness; explores how lonely people can be identified and engaged and outlines research and projects that could inform the Approaches to Loneliness programme.
This report examines what being part of the global economy means for people living in poverty, focusing on experiences of the 2009–2010 recession. It identifies areas where welfare reform is necessary to protect poorer people from a more volatile world economy. Report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in March 2011.
Schools and communities interactive e-learning resource created to support people in achieving outcomes for children.
Website for those who have an interest in homelessness, social inclusion, communities or mental health and well-being and are involved in mediation, mentoring or befriending.
A practice guide executive summary to the challenges and opportunities in supporting children, families and communities through early intervention, based on effective local, national and international practice.
A practice guide to the challenges and opportunities in supporting children, families and communities through early intervention, based on effective local, national and international practice.
This is the final report of a major programme of work undertaken by ippr north, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and The Northern Way. The programme set out to understand why some deprived areas within city regions in the North of England have prospered whilst others have remained deprived even when the surrounding economy was performing strongly; to explore how deprived areas can be better linked to areas of economic opportunity; to consider the roles of local, sub-national and national bodies; and to inform a new generation of policies targeted at deprived neighbourhoods.