Relate Without Pity
An Inquiry into how to better support young people on the edges of society
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.
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
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”
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.
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.
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.
Relate Without Pity/ Media
An animation based on an inquiry into how we can all better support young people facing severe and multiple disadvantage.