The Liveable Lives Study: Understanding everyday help and support

Simon Anderson, Julie Brownlie, EJ Milne

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This study highlights an overlooked component of social cohesion – everyday acts of informal help and support within communities. While such acts are often mundane and practical - small loans, lifts, help with shopping - they can also have a significant emotional dimension. although these acts are often simple, navigating them is not: the researchers find that opposing moral forces complicate this picture. Concepts of the ‘deserving’, of stoicism and the imperative to help others all feature in this illuminating study.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationYork
PublisherJoseph Rowntree Foundation
Commissioning bodyThe Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Number of pages61
ISBN (Print)978 1 90958 676 5
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2015


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