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Regeneration may cause isolation for older people, study warns – NewStart

Regeneration in poor neighbourhoods can lead to older people feeling isolated, according to a new research. Social anthropologist Dr Camilla Lewis, from the University of Manchester, spent a year living in East Manchester, one of the most deprived areas in the UK, in order to understand how local regeneration is affecting the day-to-day lives of older residents. 

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Study suggests Scottish Labour should be wary of lurch to the left

Study suggests Scottish Labour should be wary of lurch to the left | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In the run up to the General Election, Labour and SNP plans to cut the deficit were almost identical. 

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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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University part of first city social science festival

Events including an exhibition celebrating “lapsed clubbers”, an investigation into the real lives of young people in the city, walking tours and film screenings will be part of the first dedicated Manchester strand of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science.

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The ESRC Festival of Social Science is now in it's 13th year. For further information on all the events in Manchester and over 220 events across the UK please see the Festival event listing.

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New figures reveal massive decline in religious affiliation

New figures reveal massive decline in religious affiliation | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In five decades, the number of people with no religion in Britain has grown from just three per cent of the population to nearly half, according to a new survey.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded British Election Study.

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