The research focused on two estates which have become socially fragmented internally, and stigmatised by wider society.
The study reveals:
- the active role many residents play in improving their estates, and the pressures they face as a result;
- the value of working with local residents to create solutions;
- tensions where people feel abandoned and seen as the 'lowest of the low';
- frustrations about public consultations; and
- urgent concerns about inadequate opportunities for young people.