Self-help and Mutual Aid in Deprived Urban Neighbourhoods: Some Lessons from Southampton

  title={Self-help and Mutual Aid in Deprived Urban Neighbourhoods: Some Lessons from Southampton},
  author={Colin Charles Williams and Jan Windebank},
  journal={Urban Studies},
  pages={127 - 147}
This paper evaluates self-help and mutual aid as tools for tackling social exclusion and promoting social cohesion in deprived urban neighbourhoods. Highlighting the rationales for using self-help and mutual aid to combat social exclusion and cohesion and then drawing upon case-study evidence from a deprived neighbourhood in Southampton to investigate their nature and extent as well as the barriers preventing their usage, it finds that although self-help and mutual aid are crucial and growing… 

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