The team are currently conducting research into the lives of low-paid workers in Yorkshire and the North-East of England. This research is set in the context of growing levels of low-pay and inequality at the regional and national levels.
Whilst there is much focus on low-pay, poverty and social inclusion, there is little research on in-work poverty. Indeed, it is estimated that 1 in 5 workers in the UK are paid less than the living wage. We are keen to speak to those in low-paid multiple forms of employment in Yorkshire and the North-East, who are paid below the living wage (currently £7.85 per hour). Our aim is to uncover the experiences and realities of working lives, and the challenges of attempting to achieve work-life balance.
Further details can be found at the website of Durham Community Support Centre.