Uncovering the common patterns of characteristics and circumstances that typically present together gives us a more complete picture of vulnerability. For example, did you know that households containing someone with a learning difficulty are twice as likely to contain someone with a physical disability than those without, or that those with a physical disability are five and a half times more likely to be housebound?
Throughout Stacked against, real stories from people like Tina show what it is like to experience situations of intense and enduring vulnerability. While we cannot necessarily expect someone to disclose all their personal challenges, knowing what else is likely to be happening in their life allows us to respond more appropriately.
It’s time to go beyond the ‘vulnerability’ label. Download the report to:
- Explore hidden depths: the overwhelming nature of multiple and complex needs, and the compounding impact of emotions and living in poverty.
- Get beneath the surface: how household circumstances, ill-health, disability and personal difficulties create vulnerability, and the interactions between these.
- Take your next step: how to move forward in your organisation to take a more sophisticated approach to vulnerability.