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Hard Edges Scotland launched

New research highlighting the complexity of the lives of people facing multiple disadvantage in Scotland has launched today.

Commissioned by Lankelly Chase and The Robertson Trust and authored by Heriot-Watt University, Hard Edges Scotland also details the challenges that charitable services and the public sector are facing. In particular, the report illustrates the mismatch between the multiple disadvantages people face and the fact that services are often set up to address ‘single issues’.

Download the summary report here.

Download the full report here.

Coinciding with the launch of Hard Edges Scotland, Lankelly Chase are making £80,000 available to communities and organisations across Scotland to encourage new conversations about severe and multiple disadvantage. This is a chance for people to connect and reflect on what the findings are telling them about inequality, service responses and policy. More info here.