About The Social Issue

The Social Issue is run by journalist and commissioning editor Saba Salman (click here for Linkedin). It covers people, places and projects making a difference in society, and issues ranging from community to social enterprise, charity, social care, housing and families.

See how to get involved with The Social Issue and contribute an idea or read this first post about aims behind the site. A year after launch, the blog was named as being among the best of the web by the Guardian’s online networks for housing and local government.

This blog is run by social affairs journalist, commissioning editor, Guardian contributor and RSA fellow Saba Salman. Saba was news editor at a series of London weekly newspapers and a national newspaper reporter before becoming the Evening Standard’s local government and social affairs correspondent. Saba is a trustee of Sibs, the charity is the only one in the UK to represent the siblings of disabled people.

Saba’s first book, Made Possible, is published in May 2020 with the publisher Unbound. The book is a collection of essays on success by people with learning disabilities (read more about it on the blog here).

For Guardian articles click here or see Saba’s personal website. Saba has a particular interest in disability issues. Read about the reasons behind the Social Issue blog here or check out this page.

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It’s The Social Issue’s policy to respect your privacy relating any information that may be collect from you across the website, http://thesocialissue.com/, and other related sites owned and operated by Saba Salman.

This site only asks for personal information when it’s truly needed to provide a service to you. It’s collected by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. You will also be told why it’s being collected and how it will be used.

Collected information is retained only for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. What data is stored will be protected within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

No personally identifying information will be shared publicly or with third-parties, except when required to by law.

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Continued use of this website will be regarded as acceptance of these practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how user data and personal information is handled, feel free to get in touch.

Saba Salman on social affairs