Double benefit in youth social action

A new report from think-tank Demos, ‘Service Nation 2020’ splashes its front cover with

The double benefit of youth social action could help to tackle some of our most pressing social problems …

The report presents evidence on the double benefit, to individuals and society. It also argues that, if properly harnessed, the unique contribution of young people taking part in social action could help to tackle some of our most pressing social problems: help to create collaborative and relational public services in health and social care, build more integrated communities, and enable young people to develop character capabilities, employability skills and a robust concern for civic activism and helping others in society.

There is a series of recommendations to government on how it can harness and maximise the potential for youth social action.

Download from Demos publications page (pdf, 1MB).