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Pathways to Recovery and Desistance

The Role of the Social Contagion of Hope

Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. Using case studies and a strengths-based approach Best puts forward a new recovery and reintegration model for substance users and offenders leaving prison which emphasizes the importance of long-term recovery and the role that communities and peers play in the process.

Policy Press

Creating Community-Led and Self-Build Homes

A Guide to Collaborative Practice in the UK

Examines ‘self-build housing’ and ‘community-led housing’, discussing the commonalities and distinctions between these in practice, and what could be learned from other initiatives across Europe.

Policy Press

Romani Communities and Transformative Change

A New Social Europe

Drawing on Roma community voices and expert research, this book challenges conventional discourses on Romani identity, poverty and exclusion. Through the transformative vehicle of a ‘Social Europe’, it presents new strategies for framing social justice for Romani communities across Europe and provides innovative solutions to these dilemmas.

Policy Press

Mobilising Voluntary Action in the UK

Learning from the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic transformed the landscape of voluntary action. This book provides an overview of the constraints and opportunities of mobilising voluntary action across the four UK jurisdictions.

Policy Press