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Carers under pressure

by Gill Reeve

18/01/2019 14:32

William Temple Scholar Gill Reeve highlights the challenges for social care ahead of the government’s Green Paper on the issue, raising specific concerns about people in our communities living with dementia and the relatives who care for them. Like so many people in the UK, I am a carer for an elderly parent with dementia […]


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Jenny Leigh is in the third year of her PhD at Durham University. Previously, she worked in Westminster—as a parliamentary researcher, and in social policy. She is currently involved in the Tyne and Wear chapter of the community organising group Citizens UK. In the second of a pair of blogs, Jenny reflects on how community […]


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Funeral poverty: we cannot rest content

by Val Barron

04/01/2019 09:03

Val Barron proposes that we cannot rest content with the spiralling financial burden that afflicts those who have lost loved ones. Funeral poverty is getting out of control. On Friday afternoon, four days before Christmas, I receive a call from a local vicar who has visited a young mother whose husband has just died. She […]


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