Blogs from Fellows and the team
By Rachel Dolan | 8 May 2019 |
If a woman goes to prison in the UK, she will be separated from any children she has who are over 18 months old. This can be devastating for both the mother and the child.
By Erin Hope Thompson | 1 May 2019 |
After my father died of cancer in 2008, my family and I struggled to find the support we needed. The help there was, if any was available at all, seemed to be time...
By Alex Lockwood | 26 Apr 2019 |
Today the world will remember the most devastating human-made disaster ever experienced. Thirty-three years ago, in 1986, Reactor Number 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power...
By Francesca Sanders | 16 Apr 2019 |
“I feel a lot more optimistic about my future!” This was how a friend of mine responded when I talked to them about the innovative housing models for older people that I...
By Emma Sullivan | 10 Apr 2019 |
Encouraging volunteering among staff forms a core part of many companies’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies. There’s no shortage of commentary as to why...
By David Stanley | 1 Apr 2019 |
On 15 April, 200 musicians with a learning disability will perform a spectacular, life-changing concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London. They will be supported by a...
By Richard Wakelin | 21 Mar 2019 |
As Head of Education in a prison in England, I see the profound impact that education and training can have on the lives of prisoners every day. From the group of young...
By Ellie Griffiths | 11 Mar 2019 |
“Most of our pupils get taken home by the school bus on a Friday and then don’t leave the house until the school bus picks them up again on Monday.” This is something I...
By Clare Canning | 1 Mar 2019 |
Today is self-injury awareness day, and I find myself reflecting on the fact that almost one in four teenage girls in the UK are known to hurt themselves as a way of...
By Kerry Astin | 20 Feb 2019 |
During the eight years when I ran a youth charity in London, I would often find myself thinking about the sustainability of my organisation. When I spoke to friends who...