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