What the ‘credit’ in Universal Credit actually means. Fure/Shutterstock Janosch Prinz, University of East Anglia The full roll out of Universal Credit, the government’s plan to collapse six welfare benefits into one, was delayed in early January. This followed mounting concerns by MPs and months of trenchant criticism of its design, including from the UN’s […]
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As we come towards the end of the calendar year there are many, many reasons to celebrate at Pennine Lancashire Community Farm, including seeing people of all ages, background and abilities develop and grow as individuals. One key aspect, that is a massive point of celebration, is the involvement, ongoing commitment and development of our […]
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 holistic element in the adequacy of policies to […]
Shutterstock/icsnaps Ann John, Swansea University People 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 more of them and they are […]
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 […]
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, heart disease, diabetes. This is certainly the […]