Faith in the Poor : Britain's poor reveal what it's really like to be 'socially excluded'
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. .
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 138 x 216 x 15.24mm | 181.44g
- 23 Jul 1999
- Lion Hudson Plc
- Lion Books
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 2nd edition
Table of contents
Contents 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
About Bob Holman
BOB HOLMAN is a former social worker and professor of social administration who has spent the last 20 years living in poor housing estates, latterly Easterhouse in Glasgow, and supporting the poor in practical ways. Driven by his Christian faith, he continues to campaign for the poor particularly through his books which include A NEW DEAL FOR SOCIAL WELFARE and CHILDREN AND CRIME.