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Communities in recession: the impact on deprived neighbourhoods

Becky Tunstall

20 October 2009

What impact is the current recession having on disadvantaged communities and what can we learn from evidence from previous recessions?

This Round-up:

  • explores the relationship between previous and current unemployment trends;
  • shows which areas have been hardest hit by the recession;
  • suggests how local authorities, community and voluntary organisations can help maintain gains and 'recession-proof' the poorest communities.

This summary is published alongside 'Communities in recession: the reality in four neighbourhoods', documenting the impact the recession is having on four different communities.

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