Debt Community Network

#debtCN is a digital repository for the ESRC Grant 'Crafting an Alternative Politics of Debt' and collaborative space to engage with the many aspect of the politics of debt and indebtedness

Debt Community Network

Tailor-made financial services: the answer to the UK’s debt problem?

This blog originally appeared on the Left Foot Forward website in June When it comes to understanding poverty, we rely too often on the numbers and not the dynamics, detached from people’s experiences. Many of us have the same two-dimensional view of low-income households and their experience with financial services. We know, for example, that 8.8m people struggle […]

by Carl Packman

Debt Community Network

Financial Melancholia – Mental Health and Indebtedness

by Political Economy Research Centre

Debt Community Network

Credit Unions in the UK – Where to next? Storify of #RethinkCU

by Daniel Tischer and Carl Packman

Debt Community Network

REPORT – Gaining Interest: A New Deal for Sustained Credit Union Expansion in the UK

by Political Economy Research Centre

Debt Community Network

‘Financial Melancholia’ – report launch, 8th July

Mental health problems and personal indebtedness are two of the defining social problems of our age. But what is the relationship between the two? Debt can undoubtedly trigger depression and anxiety, but it is important that we also seek to understand the suffering that indebtedness can generate, and the specific feelings of guilt and inadequacy that a financialised society inculcates. Launching […]

by Political Economy Research Centre