• Acknowledgements
  • Executive summary
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Method
  • Neighbourhood selection – links to the ‘12 Areas Study’
  • The neighbourhoods
  • Initial visits to the neighbourhoods
  • Initial reactions
  • Safety
  • Interview schedule development
  • Observation
  • Attrition
  • Contacting families
  • The interviews
  • 3 Description of the neighbourhoods
  • West-City
  • East-Docks
  • 4 Characteristics of the families interviewed, and comparisons with the neighbourhood populations
  • Tenure and housing type
  • Ethnicity
  • Age of children
  • Marital and couple status, and family composition
  • Income
  • Work status
  • Length of residence in the neighbourhoods
  • Movement
  • 5 Emerging issues from the first round of interviews
  • Satisfaction with the neighbourhoods
  • Families’ desire to move
  • Community spirit
  • Neighbourhood change
  • Race and the changing ethnic composition of the neighbourhoods
  • Changing education
  • Changing childhoods: diminishing freedom and increasing fear
  • What would help the families and the neighbourhoods?
  • 6 Conclusion
  • References
  • Appendix: The seven Single Regeneration Budget areas surveyed by MORI for the Department ofthe Environment, Transport and the Regions