Abstract for: A Question of Trust: How Services Fail Women Experiencing Multiple Disadvantage

The study investigates experiences and needs of women experiencing severe and multiple disadvantage (SMD) in the city of Nottingham. With recent research on women and SMD increasingly challenging previous conceptions of multiple disadvantages, the evaluation seeks to explore the gendered dimensions of disadvantage. Using qualitative and quantitative evidence, the study examines the systemic structure behind women's mistrust in services, showing how services currently fail to engage and support women experiencing SMD.