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Capability and Resilience: Beating the Odds


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Subject Keywords: resilience, Capability, social policy
Type: Report
Region: United Kingdom

A free plain English booklet summarising three years of work Capability & Resilience Network (ESRC). Six projects in total: three dealt with the different phases of the life course from childhood to old age, two others looked at resilience and capability in different geographical areas, and one project concentrated on the ways in which social services may best act to support resilience.

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Forward / Introduction
1. Resilience: Expect to fail Â- encourage to strive
2. Capability
3. Supporting children and adolescents: All you need is love?
4. Increasing life chances through education
5. Adult adjustment: live well, work well, love well
6. Beating Poverty
7. Adult consequences of childhood adversity
8. Area deprivation
9. Social participation, social support and resilience in older people.
10. Designing services that enhance resilience and well-being.



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refer to the resource. (2006) Capability and Resilience: Beating the Odds [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 21st September 2019].


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