Communities in recession: the impact on deprived neighbourhoods

Becky Tunstall

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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