• Publication

    People Not Problems: Politicians respond to five experiences of severe and multiple disadvantage

    This report is about the tens of thousands of people who face multiple complex problems such as homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse, experience of the criminal justice system, serious mental health problems, and cycles of violence, abuse or...

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  • Blog Post

    A look back at the Lankelly Chase Power Inquiry

    Over the past 18 months or so, Lankelly Chase has been trying to take a closer look at power. Trying and succeeding at points and failing at others - if there is one thing we’ve learned about power it’s that it’s slippery and elusive as a...

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  • Publication

    Synergi, national priority setting paper

    Although there has been much discussion of how to address ethnic inequalities in the risk of severe mental illness and in pathways through care, this has rarely emphasised the views and experiences of ethnic minority people with lived...

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  • Blog Post

    The Games We Play

    I usually start a piece with a quote or by referencing an academic model. Something pertinent that someone I’ve never met has said or thought of.  I do this for many reasons and if I am completely honest one of those reasons is that I’ve...

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  • Project Summary

    Leeds GATE

    Asset-based community development work to improve the quality of life for Gypsy and Traveller people in West Yorkshire.

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  • Project Summary

    An Untold Story Hull

    To provide a responsive, flexible and person-centred service to women street sex workers in Hull and also conduct research to chart women’s journeys into prostitution.

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  • Blog Post

    Light Despite the Darkness

    “The best we can hope for with these people is to keep them alive” I remember it like it was yesterday, the shock that someone in his position would say something like that, knowing I had to challenge it and feeling determined to change...

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  • Blog Post

    Do the limits of my language, limit my world?

    Power is an abstract concept and many conversations start tentatively so I was particularly struck by the conversation we had with the students in a secondary school in Bristol recently. The students were able, and willing to explore a complex...

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  • Blog Post

    What we have learnt about ‘power’ so far

    Power emerged as a theme through Lankelly Chase’s and our partner’s work on the systemic causes of multiple disadvantage. From place-based change to social innovation, our partners and colleagues kept telling us that sharing power and...

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  • Blog Post

    Elephants in the box: How can we work together to tackle severe and multiple disadvantage across Greater Manchester

    Over the past year the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and partners, funded by Lankelly Chase, have been undertaking action research to understand how people who have experienced severe and multiple disadvantage and decision makers...

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