I first came to Pennine Lancashire Community Farm with Burnley College a couple of years ago and when I left I started volunteering here.I like all different things about coming here and thought I'd carry on coming, I learn all kind of skills like knitting, it helps me and it helps my … [Read more...] about Gemma’s Story
How the constrains of environment need to be reflected in reports on inequality At present there is little understanding of how the environment contributes to the economy. Government agencies, if they have regular information to assess the health of the environment, then it’s not reflected as a … [Read more...] about Pulling up flag stones
Shutterstock/icsnaps Ann John, Swansea UniversityPeople with severe mental illness have at least a two-and-a-half times higher risk of dying than the general population. In essence, people with severe mental illness are dying for the same sorts of reasons as the rest of the us – but there are … [Read more...] about Having a severe mental illness often means dying before your time
In 2010, I along with a friend, volunteered for ‘Live Well, Get Well’ based on an allotment down at Hodge House. We planted in raised beds and normal allotment stuff. In 2013 it closed down but Nigel invited me to Garden-Able, still at Hodge House. I came along and have stayed ever since. My friend … [Read more...] about David’s Story
Mention "healthy eating" to many people and the first thing they might think of is an 'expensive fadish salad, with quinoa'. Some others will consider "healthy eating" is principally about people taking responsibility for their own health, and is the best way to prevent diseases, such as obesity, … [Read more...] about Is healthy eating the way to save us all money and improve our health?
I had been married for nineteen years, and with all such relationships we had a division of labour; I did the cooking, cleaning, picking the kids up from school, my wife took care of the bills. I’m dyslexic you see and I’d always struggled with reading the letters of the bills. Little did I realise … [Read more...] about John’s story
PongMoji/Shutterstock.comMegan Blake, University of Sheffield One in every five people in the UK today are living in poverty – that is, living with a household income below 60% of the median national income when housing costs are considered. And according to recent research by the Joseph … [Read more...] about Rising income inequalities are linked to unhealthy diets and loneliness
We are still a relatively new, small, local charity – we have been in existence for nearly ten years serving the people of Lancashire and the Daneshouse and Stoneyholme areas of Burnley in particular. Over this time we have been accommodated in a growing number of shipping containers, three at … [Read more...] about Why Vote For An Eco Hut?