Life in Maryport: Access to Resources and Services

Bidmead, Elaine (2021) Life in Maryport: Access to Resources and Services. Centre for Research in Health and Society.

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Abstract

Intro:
This report adds qualitative understanding to an earlier report of health and social data for Maryport (Maryport – A left behind community? Health and Social Data Dive).
Methods:
Qualitative interviews with residents (n=8) and stakeholders (n=7) undertaken from November 2020 to May 2021
Findings:
This report has focussed on access to resources and services for people living in Maryport; it has shown Maryport to be an underserved community and revealed a range of interconnected challenges relating to education, employment, and connectivity. Many of the points raised by informants resonate with the findings in the CMO’s annual report (DHSC, 2021 ) and the OCSI’s work on ‘Left behind communities’ (2019).
Conclusions:
Maryport can be seen as a typical, left behind, coastal town. Furthermore, the difficulties faced by Maryport residents can be conceptualised as the wider determinants of their health.

Item Type: Report
Publisher: Centre for Research in Health and Society
Departments: Research Centres > Centre for research in Health and Society (CRIHS)
Depositing User: Elaine Bidmead
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2021 10:04
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2021 10:04
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6311

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