Young woman with pushchair, graffiti

The PSE team presented the findings of their research at The 3rd Peter Townsend Memorial Conference: Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK, held in June 2014. Download the presentations.

Feeding the baby

The results of the largest ever study into poverty and social exclusion show rising levels of deprivation and that parents sacrifice their own welfare to protect their children. Read the full press release for the 2014 Townsend Memorial...

Bare food cupboards

The Hard Times reports provide evidence gathered by communities themselves on the impact of austerity and cuts on families and young people across Northern Ireland. Watch the accompanying films on home repossession, struggles with debt and youth...

The PSE website

This  website is part of a major ESRC research project, Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK (PSE: UK) and offers a comprehensive research and teaching tool.

As well as providing full details of the PSE UK research project itself, it includes a searchable digest of recent news stories, reports and specially commissioned articles on poverty and social exclusion in the UK, video testimonies of living in poverty and details of projects encouraging collaboration between research and community groups.

PSE Research has the first results from the two PSE UK surveys, including the first report, The Impoverishment of the UK, and short accessible summaries under Key findings. Full data from the attitudes to necessities survey is now available to investigate under Explore the data and the top level results for the living standards survey can be found under Questionnaires.

Do contact us, if you have suggestions for improvements.


PSE conference
19 - 20 June

All Conference presentations available for download.