Oliver Barnes is scoping a research project on the link between mental health and financial inclusion in the Bedwell ward of Stevenage.

Oliver and colleagues from  Stevenage Borough Council are interested in producing a piece of research investigating whether people in this deprived area are more prone to mental health issues as a direct result of debt and debt repayment techniques.

This technically sits in the East region, but the character of Bedwell may be more similar to certain area of London. Are any LARIA members doing any work of this subject or are you aware of any research on this more generally?

Let us know if you can help!

Oliver can be contacted by email at Hertfordshire County Council

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