Hard Edges Scotland report launched

Type: News Item Date Published: 2nd July 2019

New research highlighting the complexity of the lives of people facing multiple disadvantage in Scotland

Commissioned by Lankelly Chase and The Robertson Trust and authored by Heriot-Watt University, Hard Edges Scotland also details the challenges that charitable services and the public sector are facing. In particular, the report illustrates the mismatch between the multiple disadvantages people face and the fact that services are often set up to address ‘single issues’.

While Hard Edges Scotland does not attempt to provide answers, it does highlight the opportunities and need to engage in conversations which can lead to system and structural change. With this in mind, Lankelly Chase is making £80,000 available to communities and organisations across Scotland to encourage new conversations about severe and multiple disadvantage. This is a chance for people to connect and reflect on what the findings are telling them about inequality, service responses and policy.

The link to the report is on the Robertson Trust website (this link will take you away from our website)

If you wish to share the report on social media, please use the #HardEdgesScotland hashtag. There are also a range of resources available in this Dropbox folder, (this link will take you away from our website) including infographics, photos and highlighted quotes

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