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Social Fabric

Repairing the ties that bind communities together

A landmark programme to understand the changing nature of community in different parts of the UK, and explore ways to repair the social fabric of different places in meaningful and practical ways. Our Social Fabric programme is currently supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Youth Futures Foundation and Power to Change.

 

The Social Fabric programme is kindly supported by:
Giving Back Better looks at how the UK could unlock greater philanthropy in the UK.
Great British National Service: How national service could develop skills, improve mental wellbeing, and increase a sense of belonging among Britain’s youth
Onward’s 2023 Social Fabric Index maps community strength in different parts of the UK
Why we need to fix Britain’s broken childcare system.
Oct 5
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How to turnaround left behind neighbourhoods?
Sep 15
15:30-
16:45
Event Full
Private invitation-only roundtable on how to build civic service opportunities for young people.
Jun 18
11:00-
12:00
How can civic society give young people a future after coronavirus? Held in partnership with NCS.
Oct 5
12:15-
13:15
How to turnaround left behind neighbourhoods?
Sep 15
15:30-
16:45
Event Full
Private invitation-only roundtable on how to build civic service opportunities for young people.
Jun 18
11:00-
12:00
How can civic society give young people a future after coronavirus? Held in partnership with NCS.

Senior Researcher Shivani H Menon writes for the Local Government Association on how local leaders can unlock philanthropy in their communities.

Gavin Rice, Project Director for our Future of Conservatism project, wrote for The Critic making the case for national service.

Director of Onward Sebastian Payne writes for Conservative Home about family, childcare, and the role of government in those areas.

Researcher Phoebe Bunt writes for Politics Home on tackling violence against women and girls in the UK, arguing that tougher legal sanctions need to be accompanied by tools that help victims to access justice, and give them reason to trust the system.

Will Tanner, Director of Onward, wrote for the FT on how Britain’s Conservatives will not be immune from discontented young people moving to the authoritarian right.

Will Tanner, Director of Onward, wrote for iNews on how family life has deteriorated and younger generations are suffering as a result.

Researcher Jenevieve Treadwell sets out the case for community land trusts and why councils should support them, citing research from our report 'The Good Life'

Senior Researcher Luke Stanley writes for the Reaction on intergenerational family ties, citing research from our report 'The Good Life.'

Senior Researcher Shivani H Menon writes for the Local Government Association on how local leaders can unlock philanthropy in their communities.

Gavin Rice, Project Director for our Future of Conservatism project, wrote for The Critic making the case for national service.

Director of Onward Sebastian Payne writes for Conservative Home about family, childcare, and the role of government in those areas.

Researcher Phoebe Bunt writes for Politics Home on tackling violence against women and girls in the UK, arguing that tougher legal sanctions need to be accompanied by tools that help victims to access justice, and give them reason to trust the system.

Will Tanner, Director of Onward, wrote for the FT on how Britain’s Conservatives will not be immune from discontented young people moving to the authoritarian right.

Will Tanner, Director of Onward, wrote for iNews on how family life has deteriorated and younger generations are suffering as a result.

Researcher Jenevieve Treadwell sets out the case for community land trusts and why councils should support them, citing research from our report 'The Good Life'

Senior Researcher Luke Stanley writes for the Reaction on intergenerational family ties, citing research from our report 'The Good Life.'

Onward Senior Researcher Luke Stanley writes for Times Red Box about our latest report, Double Devo.

Gareth Davies MP writes for Times Red Box about how to scale social investment in the UK, following his paper for Onward on the same subject.

In a column for the i Newspaper, Will Tanner argues against political interference in operational policing.

Media coverage summary of our report, Age of Alienation.

... what if the decline in community is not so much geographic as generational?

The politics of free time

The New Statesman reports on Onward's 'Burnt Out Britain' report, along with exclusive data.

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Unlocking the potential of younger people and workers across Britain
Making it easier to start and support a family
A practical policy programme to transform science and innovation in the UK
Reducing economic disparities between places
Unlocking the potential of younger people and workers across Britain
Making it easier to start and support a family
A practical policy programme to transform science and innovation in the UK
Reducing economic disparities between places