The article analyzes the social and human costs of flexible working in the liquid society (Bauman, 2011). The contractual flexibility increases forms of poverty related to the insufficient allocation of human and social capital of vulnerable workers. The case study analyzes the possibility of conceiving the local welfare strategies as a social service instrument to meet the needs of composite sociolaboural inclusion of whom we have referred to as fragile resources. The work has been divided into two stages of investigation. The first explores in depth the decision-making processes underlying the action plan to combat poverty in the context of Sardinia; the second focuses on the survey outcome of fragile resources returning to the community context as competent resources in terms of the acquisition of coping strategies and capabilities, despite the structural weaknesses of local welfare to complement poverty alleviation with the labor policies.
Keywords: Flexibility, capability, fragile resources, Sardinia