Families on the edge: experiences of location and marginalisation

Hayes, Tracy ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6330-6520 and Lessner Listiakova, Ivana (2021) Families on the edge: experiences of location and marginalisation. In: RGSIBG 2021 International Conference, 31 August - 3 September, Online. (Unpublished) Full text not available from this repository.

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Session Abstract
Whilst many families are well-supported and included within society, making good use of social and formal support, others are not. This situation has been exacerbated by responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. The families most in need are often those least likely or able to access support (Beattie et al., 2005), and they may experience high levels of vulnerability and marginalisation (Wilson and Neville, 2008). These families include – but are not restricted to – those with low incomes, families including members with disabilities or mental ill health, families involved with child protection services/criminal justice system, and families from migrant or minority ethnic populations (Carbone et al., 2004).

Context and place can be important factors impacting individuals’ experience and well-being (Atkinson et al., 2016), and they can also contribute to experiences of marginalisation (Argwal and Brunt, 2006; Watkins and Jacoby, 2007). Cruwys et al. (2013) further define marginalisation as “a state in which individuals are living on the fringes of society” and identify that such families can experience “a complex, mutually reinforcing mix of economic, social, health and…life disadvantage, as well as stigma.”

This session presents the work of researchers exploring the experience of families who are ‘on the edge’ (physically, metaphorically or both) and who are experiencing or at risk of marginalisation and disadvantage.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Workshop)
Departments: Institute of Health > Social Work, Children and Families
Additional Information: Session Convener and Chair of session
Depositing User: Tracy Hayes
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2021 13:32
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 12:31
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6224
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