Green paper on older people’s social care to be published by summer 2018

The government will publish a green paper on social care for older people by summer 2018, it announced today. In advance of the paper it has invited a number of people to provide advice, including...

‘I killed three … maybe four rats in my kitchen this summer’

Asylum campaigner John Grayson examines the appalling conditions in privately contracted housing for asylum seekers in South Yorkshire. 
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Secure schools to launch as early as 2019

Two pilot “secure schools” could be up and running in the next two years as part of efforts to improve safety in the youth secure estate and reduce reoffending, youth justice minister Phillip Lee...

Welcome to the Vulnerability 360 website. We want to engage in an exploration of what constitutes vulnerability in its broadest sense and, in doing that, to challenge the predominant assumptions of neo-liberal social policy which sees the poor, the marginalized and the disenfranchised as the architects of their own misfortune.

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An end to modern slavery?

The ‘Modern Day Slavery Bill’ currently making its way through Parliament has been trailed as the first piece of legislation in Europe to specifically tackle ‘modern slavery’. The Bill which would apply to England and Wales seeks to introduce a...

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The Last Days of Archie Maxwell by Annabel Pitcher

  Award-winning young adult novelist Annabel Pitcher has never shied away from what some people might characterise as ‘difficult’ subjects. Her first novel, My Sister lives On the Mantlepiece deals with the consequences on a family of sibling...

Lemn Sissay at MAC, Birmingham (24/10/17)

Poet Lemn Sissay’s one person play Something Dark tells the story of his upbringing in children’s homes and foster care, and the search for his family and true identity. This gig at the Birmingham based Midland Arts Centre (MAC) was a full reading...

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