Understanding everyday help and support

S. Anderson, J. Brownlie, EJ Milne

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These publications investigate how everyday help and support allow people to lead ‘liveable’ lives, exploring the impact of social context and relationships and the development of support over time. It is part of JRF’s Risk, Trust and Relationships programme, and found that: Small acts of help, support and kindness were often barely noticed, but had fundamental consequences for well-being. The physical characteristics of residential and public spaces shaped everyday help and support by creating and restricting opportunities for engagement. Individual circumstances and life events (e.g. parenting, ill health, retirement) created needs for informal help and support, but also ways of potentially meeting those needs. Abstract from 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.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherJoseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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