Relate Without Pity

An Inquiry into how to better support young people on the edges of society

Relate Without Pity

An Inquiry into how to better support young people on the edges of society

About

Project lead: Michael Little, PhD

The Inquiry brought together over 100 experts, young people included, to find better ways of supporting people who face severe and multiple disadvantage. 

Relationships is a dominant theme of the resulting book, both between young people and those that can help and between public systems and civil society. A way of thinking called relate without pity is proposed as the basis for system reform. A series of events to explore the application of the ideas will take place until the end of 2016.

Our role

DSRU facilitated a conversation involving 100 or so young people and others with experience or expertise in severe and multiple disadvantage. This involved a series of large and small meetings. The results were written up, shared and commented upon by about 30 members of the bigger group.

 

In the current phase of work, DSRU is helping organisations and young people to innovate by applying the ideas formulated in Everything I am Into One Place in policy and practice. A series of seminars will test the potential of the ideas to change the way we undertake evaluation, commissioning and philanthropy.

Funders and collaborators

Funder:  LankellyChase Foundation

Collaborators:  over 30 local authorities and voluntary organisations

 

Duration: January 2013 - January 2017

Outputs and Resources

Bringing Everything I am Into One Place

Bringing Everything I Am Into One Place is the result of an Inquiry undertaken and led by the Dartington Social Research Unit (DSRU) and the LankellyChase Foundation. It is based on conversations in large and small groups with over 100 people whose life or work gives them expertise about the situation of ‘people facing severe and multiple disadvantage’.

The book advances a way of thinking called relate without pity that aims to predict how relationships between the helper and the helped, between public systems, and between systems and civil society will diminish disadvantage. The book can be downloaded here.

Bringing Everything I am Into One Place (Executive summary)

An executive summary of Bringing Everything I am into One Place can be downloaded here

Animation “Relate without pity”

An animation, supported by the LankellyChase Foundation, has been created by ARC to help illustrate some of the main themes in the book. Click here to see it. 

A History of Severe and Multiple Disadvantage will be published in the autumn of 2015.

Professors Roy Parker and Roger Bullock were commissioned by DSRU and the LankellyChase Foundation to conduct an historical review of severe and multiple disadvantage and the state’s response to it. The publication will be launched in the autumn of 2015. 

 

Resources

Bringing Everything I Am Into One Place

/ Blog

A report for the LankellyChase Foundation on how to better support young people facing multiple and severe disadvantage

Bringing Everything I Am Into One Place

/ Report

A report of an Inquiry into how we can all better support young people facing severe and multiple disadvantage.

Link: view report

Bringing Everything I Am Into One Place (Executive Summary)

/ Report

Executive summary of a report of an Inquiry into how we can all better support young people facing severe and multiple disadvantage.

Link: view report

Relate Without Pity

/ Media

An animation based on an inquiry into how we can all better support young people facing severe and multiple disadvantage.

Link: view media

ChildrenCount Wellbeing Surveys

Tools to measure the health and development of populations of children, from conception to early adulthood
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