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. Abstract from The liveable lives study: understanding everyday help and support by Anderson, S. , Brownlie, J. and Milne, E, published in 2015 by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Reproduced by permission of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
|Publisher||Joseph Rowntree Foundation|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
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- informal support
- social cohesion