This November in the North Cotswolds, the Hidden Hardship research is hosting an event for policymakers.

Local and national policymakers in the UK are invited to join us for the launch of the Hidden Hardship Report for Policymakers, and the premiere of the Hidden Hardship Exhibition (which will be featured at Coventry Cathedral in early 2024).

This in-depth, participatory research has examined people’s experiences of hardship in the rural North Cotswolds by engaging directly with local people. At the hour long event, Dr Stephanie Denning will present on the research findings and implications for policy, before a Q&A then open time to view the Hidden Hardship Exhibition.

The event is free to attend, please contact Stephanie at if you are a local or national policymaker in the UK for more details including the event date and location.

The rural cost of living crisis. Credit: Hidden Hardship and Beth Waters