In a Britain that is still said to be characterised by increasing segregation, deprivation and social divisions, the Big Society aims to create a climate that empowers people and communities to help themselves. But when we talk about what’s best for our neighbourhoods, how often do we look beyond the headlines to see the reality of life in modern urban Britain?
With stories drawn from conversations with over 150 people, in The Invisible Village people talk openly and in moving terms about the things that matter to them; family, employment, education, migration, work, crime, as well as home and belonging. Acting as a counter-narrative to the prevailing policies, political rhetoric and trial by media, this book offers evidence that suggests our communities are not as segregated as we are often asked to believe.
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