disadvantaged communities

Managing the social risks of public spending cuts in Scotland

Report that identifies current practice in five anonymous Scottish local government case studies in their approaches to implementing austerity measures and considers the extent to which they recognise and seek to manage the resulting social risks to vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. 

Reality, resources, resilience: regeneration in a recession

Paper that looks at how the recession is impacting upon disadvantaged communities in Scotland; summarises experience and practical initiatives in two contrasting case study neighbourhoods; explores how communities and partner agencies are responding; and asks what opportunities are presented by the distinct Scottish policy context.

Mitigating risks for Scotland's communities

Research project that considers how the mitigation of risk of adverse outcomes for disadvantaged communities can be addressed.