Faith in the Poor
Britain's Poor Reveal What it's Really Like to be 'Socially Excluded'


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Faith in the Poor
Britain's Poor Reveal What it's Really Like to be 'Socially Excluded'

by Bob Holman (Author)



ISBN: 9780745942377


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A powerful portrait of poverty in Britain by the renowned Bob Holman, who argues that the poor should be given a hearing.

In this powerful book presented by highly respected author Bob Holman, seven individuals who experience poverty on a daily basis are given the opportunity to record what it's like. The result is a shocking exposee which demonstrates the largely underestimated gap between rich and poor in Britain today, and in which Bob Holman presents a case for involving poor people in the political decision making which affects their lives. .


ISBN 745942377
ISBN13 9780745942377
Publisher Lion Books
Format Paperback
Publication date 23/07/1999
Pages 224
Weight (grammes) 185
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 216
Width (mm) 138

1. Condemning the Poor: the poor receive little sympathy from right-wing quarters, but even liberals do not believe the poor can argue for themselves.
2. Poor Writing: writers include Donna, 22, with a partner and three children
Penny, 30s, three children, victim of violence and constant re-housing
Carol, raped as a child, her own child taken into care, now stably married.
3. Implications for Policy and Practice: understanding poverty, poverty and social problems, social work practice, neighbourhood support, churches, social policy