Stress, depression, low self-esteem and lack of hope highlight the mental impact of austerity measures and media rhetoric about poverty, Birmingham residents tell Mary O'Hara.
A new project aims to give a voice to the people harmed by austerity. Mary O'Hara introduces it in this New Statesman piece.
There's no sign of recovery in the Rhondda Valleys, where unemployment and poverty have remained since the closure of the mines in the 1980s. Mary O'Hara finds out more.
Cuts to benefits and facilities signal an even tougher future for those who rely on them, but a strong community offers some hope, residents of Marsh Farm in Luton tell Mary O'Hara.
A community to the east of Glasgow has seen improvements in the past decade, with regeneration and a fall in child poverty. But cuts, debt and unemployment could undo that progress, local people tell Mary O'Hara.
Finding work is a matter of pride, not just money, in an area with high levels of unemployment and benefits claims.
Mary O'Hara finds out more.
Jobseekers and services in a deprived area of Derby are feeling the strain of sanctions and other welfare changes, they tell Mary O'Hara.
The combined impact of austerity measures has not yet fully hit people in a deprived Liverpool neighbourhood. The future is 'frightening', they tell Mary O'Hara.
The fear of rising unemployment is just one of the issues Mary O'Hara heard about when she visited Northern Ireland in the latest of her austerity reports from around the UK.
"You've young people who feel marginalised, they've no stake in society. Opportunities present themselves for them to express their anger and frustration."