Understanding Southwark: an in-depth account of six areas

This report takes an in-depth look at the findings of research in six areas across Southwark, drawing on interviews with residents, traders and stakeholders. The research was carried out in three phases, in summer 2020, winter 2020-21 and summer 2021.

This is part of a year-long research programme commissioned by Southwark Council, which took place between April 2020 and August 2021.

The research explored the impact of COVID-19 across the borough, and daily life in six areas going through change in Camberwell, Elephant & Castle, Old Kent Road, Peckham, Walworth and the social housing estates in Dulwich.


Read the summary of the wider Understanding Southwark research here

The full detail of the findings across the different strands of research is here

The report of our work with young people is here

Southwark Stories brings together the voices of Southwark residents who took part in walking interviews with our team.

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