Temporary work or low waged self-employment can be a stepping-stone to a better future or offer flexibility for carers. It can also trap people in jobs that make it difficult to plan for the future. Either way has important consequences for integration. We want to explore people’s experiences of precarious (unpredictable and insecure) work and how it shapes our every day lives. We are interested in learning how work brings people together, and how it separates them, and how people are finding new ways of organising work and employment relations to carve out sustainable lives in Bristol.