Widespread employment, pushed up by precarious jobs and zero hours contracts, has not improved overall economic wellbeing. In Hartlepool, Thurrock and Morecambe – places where economic growth is failing to have any visible benefits – Hazel Sheffield discovers the power of individuals partnering with communities to create change.
“In a town where there are ten people for every six jobs, the idea of growth is a fantasy”
Sacha Bedding, Dyke House Big Local, Hartlepool
Touching on ideas of agency, disillusionment and the impact of globalisation, this podcast explores how communities are being forced out of necessity to re-create their own local economies.Listen to the podcast online