In a socio-political context including rising unemployment and the 2012 UK riots, men are increasingly facing crises but are more resistant to seeking help. Yet in spite of this, men are rarely considered to be a “target group” and all too often they are not immediately thought of when developing services and projects to tackle needs.

This report explores the barriers that exist which prevent men from engaging with social projects at a beneficiary level and looks at how to overcome these barriers to ensure effective engagement. It serves as a resource to assist those in the voluntary sector who are struggling to engage men who are in need but are not necessarily engaging with services and projects that could offer support and help.

Social action

Posted on: 1 July 2012 Authors: Aman Johal, Anton Shelupanov, Will Norman,

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