Important research on severe and multiple disadvantage (also labelled ‘multiple needs’, or ‘chronic exclusion’) is often confined to specific disciplines, or certain sectors. People with direct or ‘frontline’ experience rarely have a chance to shape this research, while inter-sector and interdisciplinary collaboration is rare.

Our hope is that this network will be a place where we can start to change this.

Our First Seminar

Our first seminar is Tuesday 30th June, 2.30-4.30pm, and we are pleased to host Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Heriot-Watt University and Di McNeish, DMSS Research & Consultancy. Suzanne is lead author on ‘Hard Edges’, the recent report mapping severe and multiple disadvantage, and an expert in homelessness and housing exclusion. Di is a leading researcher into factors causing and characterising women and girls’ experience of multiple disadvantage. Both will speak on ‘Profiling’ severe and multiple disadvantage: the different ways it can be described. This will be followed by a discussion chaired by Dr Nick Maguire, Revolving Doors Trustee and Deputy Head of Psychology at the University of Southampton.

The seminar will be held in a central London venue.

Who can join?

Membership of the network is free, and open to all disciplines and sectors. We only ask that you have an active interest in researching multiple disadvantage and in helping to develop a collaborative, thriving network.

RSVP and Join the Network

As spaces are limited, please let us know if you would like to attend Tuesday 30th June. More details will be circulated to attendees. (Please note, we may need to limit attendance to one member per organisation).

Don’t worry if you can’t attend this meeting, we would still love you to become a member of the research network. Do get in touch if you want to find out more.

Kind regards

Lucy Terry | Research and Information Officer

Revolving Doors Agency

4th Floor, 291-299 Borough High Street, London SE1 1JG

Direct line 020 7940 9745

lucy.terry@revolving-doors.org.uk

www.revolving-doors.org.uk

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