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Happy Christmas and New Year from The Social Issue

Tweet Seasons’ greetings – a brilliant bird in “Peace on Earth”, a painting created as part of outreach work to tackle social exclusion featured on the blog earlier this year. Go to the Facebook page to see some of the … Continue reading

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The power of a poem: how reading broke David’s isolation

TweetGuest post by Eleanor McCann, The Reader project Whenever I arrived to read with patients at the psychiatric hospital, David was always alone. I approached him a few times but the weeks went by and he seemed unreachable, saying nothing … Continue reading

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Lessons in leadership: how to grow youth talent

TweetThe world is changing rapidly for young people who have to learn to survive and perform in a competitive global environment. Now, more than ever, is the time for young people to take the lead in developing themselves and in … Continue reading

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“Information about autism is better coming from someone who is autistic”

TweetBy Simon Smith My mum and dad realised something was different about me when I was about two to three-years-old, because I played differently to other children. I didn’t engage and interact with others. I didn’t cuddle or give eye … Continue reading

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Village shops; the tip of the rural social enterprise iceberg

TweetThe community-owned and run village shop in the Archers gave rural social enterprises a welcome figurehead but projects in real life provide much more than groceries. Read Saba Salman’s piece on the Guardian social enterprise network site.

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Shattering UK gangland stereotypes

TweetA powerful image of a black teenager, eyes downcast and his bare arm criss-crossed with knife scars, is among the striking images in a photographic exhibition about the UK’s gangland culture. The photograph of ex-gang member Jean Claude Dagrou, who … Continue reading

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