How do people experience poverty and social exclusion in rural areas?

Published on 11 Nov 2021

We invite you to a webinar on 2 December (1-2pm) which will present the findings of the Rural Lives Report published in March, 2021. This report investigates why and how people in rural areas experience (and negotiate) poverty and social exclusion, with a focus on financial hardship and vulnerability.

The research is based on three study areas: Harris, East Perthshire and Northumberland. Interviews were conducted with those experiencing financial vulnerability and organisations offering support between Oct 2019 and Sept 2020, so both before and during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Speakers include:

  • Polly Chapman, CEO of Highlands and Islands Social Enterprise Zone CIC
  • Mark Shucksmith, Professor of Planning at Newcastle University
  • Jayne Glass, Researcher at the Rural Policy Centre at SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College)

Register now.