Living with the cuts: Policy, politics and everyday lives

Friday, 30 May 2014, 9.30-17.30
Auditorium, Conference Centre, British Library
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Hosted by the University of East London (UEL) and Centre for Narrative Research (CNR) at UEL.

Narratives of Everyday Lives and Linked Approaches (NOVELLA), a node of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, at the Institute of Education                                                                                                                                                                         
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

Many people in the UK are now living with the impact of public spending cuts in their daily lives; larger effects are still to come. Government and policy-makers predict that cuts will continue till the end of the decade, yet these measures' usefulness and necessity are much debated. This day conference brings together academics, policymakers, practitioners, and community researchers, to discuss the issues and levels of analysis that need to be taken into account when studying the cuts, and to explore the human effects and socio-political significance of living in and after recession.

Panel 1: Policies, stories and realities of recession living

Panel 2: Inequality, poverty and division

Panel 3: Everyday lives and the cuts