Exploring relationships between poverty and location.
This work aims to understand how where people live affects their experience of living in or on the margins of poverty and influences the opportunities and constraints they face during their lives.
This programme explores the relationship between poverty and place. The work looked at what life is like in different low income neighbourhoods across Britain, and focussed on capturing the voices of resident themselves.
Researchers from the Centre for Regional and Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University spent three years engaging with people living in six relatively deprived neighbourhoods using a mix of qualitative techniques. They documented residents’ personal stories and views, using these accounts to explore how where someone lives can affect the opportunities available to them and the constraints they face during their lives.
They also examined how these 'lived realities' compare to some of the assumptions behind policy responses to poverty and area disadvantage.
More information, including the full research report, all working papers, images and films can be found on the Living through change in challenging neighbourhoods' website.
View short films from the different neighbourhoods in our Poverty and place film gallery.