Those facing multiple and severe disadvantage, including the revolving door cohort, face unique and interconnected issues relating to a combination of poverty, past and current trauma and multiple disadvantage.
Due to this interconnectedness of these issues it can be challenging to fully understand the needs of the revolving door cohort. This is why we have partnered with academics from different disciplines, practitioners working within a range of sectors and a diverse group of people with lived experience to support us to take a step back, to think about how we may need to think about these interconnected issues from multiple angles and perspectives to really address entrenched disadvantage.
Together we are identifying gaps in our understanding around the interconnectedness of poverty, trauma and multiple disadvantage and how we might better respond to these knotted issues as practitioners, researchers, policymakers and people with lived experience.
The collective experience of over 1,000 Experts by Experience is a unique resource for our network
Those who have lived experience of the revolving door are working in close partnership with our research team to inform and steer the body of knowledge the research network generates to ensure it reflects the most important issues based on their lived experience. We have also sought to share knowledge generated through the network through various forms, including literature reviews[link], an essay collection[link], podcasts [link to Podcast section] and seminars[link] to support wider conversations around the knots of poverty, trauma and multiple disadvantage and understanding of the multiple lenses we need to take to better understand and address these knots.
Our research network is funded by The Lankelly Chase Foundation and we kindly thank them for their support.
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