Marginalisation – sometimes also called social exclusion – refers to the relegation to the fringes of society due to a lack of access to rights, resources, and opportunities. It is a major cause of vulnerability, which refers to exposure to a range of possible harms, and being unable to deal with them adequately. In the context of INWORK, marginalised and vulnerable groups include people with experiences of:

  • Homelessness
  • Problematic substance use (alcohol and drugs)
  • Prison/offending
  • Mental health problems