Reducing poverty by promoting more diverse social networks for disadvantaged people from ethnic minority groups-JRF report

      There is growing evidence that an individual’s relationships – their ‘social capital’ – can help reduce poverty. For disadvantaged people from ethnic minority backgrounds, there is also evidence of a limited but significant relationship between less diverse social networks and poverty. The private benefits diverse social networks can provide to reduce poverty:  Networks, especially including those with more resources and power, can “create strength in numbers and enable collective action or voluntary effort (improving a local area, for example, or social campaigning, or ensuring a voice in local affairs)” (Afridi, 2011)

5.  Health and psychological support: Friendship and emotional support

Signposting to the most effective support- Access to better health services

Knowledge of healthy practices- Improved health and reduced anxiety (Social Integration Commission, 2014). Read more

 

 

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