Published: 9th Aug 2018

Jobseekers in low-income neighbourhoods are willing to travel to work but find commuting options limited due to poor public transport, according to new research. The research, which was conducted by Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Sheffield and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation looked at transport issues facing 54 residents who were out of work and looking for work in four low-income neighbourhoods: Harpurhey (Manchester), Hattersley (Tameside), Seacroft (Leeds) and Dewsbury Moor (Kirklees). They discussed the time and distances residents were willing and able to travel to work. One man, aged 49 from Seacroft, said: ‘There’s a place called Sherburn-in-Elmet and they have tons of work, big industrial estate but there’s no bus service, it’s about 13 miles away. I do not understand why they build a big estate where there’s no transport, that’s like tough, if you haven’t got a car you can’t have a job.’ The research reveals that proximity … (To read the full article, subscribe below)