Category Archives: Blogging

The Social Issue’s on a summer break

TweetAs you may have spotted, I’m on a blogging break for July and August, but will be tweeting (@Saba_Salman) when I can and will definitely be back to full speed in early September. Thanks v much to everyone who’s been … Continue reading

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Indignation and initiative vs institutional inertia

Tweet This is a post that originally appeared on the #107days of action campaign site, raising awareness about the death of Connor Sparrowhawk who died a preventable death in specialist NHS unit last year: Imagine if you had £3,500 a … Continue reading

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He should never have died

Tweet I launched this blog as a platform for some of the excellent, uplifting, often unsung, good practice in social and public policy. In contrast, this week I’ve been finding out about some of the worst care possible. The opposite … Continue reading

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The Social Issue, part of the Guardian’s blogging network

TweetGood to see a nod to the blog on the Guardian Select pages this morning, especially when the page featured is from the Bound exhibition about disability issues. A reminder of the point of this site: “It champions the good … Continue reading

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Writing about wrongs: can social affairs journalism make a difference?

TweetAs a journalist writing on social affairs I often wonder if my articles make any difference or whether this kind of journalism is essentially exploitative. The dilemma isn’t original. Journalists and photographers struggle with it all the time. Mostly I … Continue reading

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12 days of Christmas, Social Issue-style

TweetSeason’s greetings from The Social Issue – to mark the jollities, here’s a snapshot of some of the upbeat posts and pictures about people, projects and places featured over the last 12 months. This festive pick is by no means … Continue reading

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The Social Issue gets more social; join in on Facebook

TweetSo, it was only a matter of time before The Social Issue went into social media stereo with its very own (and very new) Facebook page , another place to comment, suggest blogpost ideas or make contact. Or just give … Continue reading

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Why everyone should support One Month Before Heartbreak

TweetI’m supporting the two-day online campaign, One Month Before Heartbreak, that took place this weekend against planned reforms to Disability Living Allowance (DLA), the disability benefit that allows tens of thousands of disabled people to get out and about from … Continue reading

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The Social Issue on the Guardian’s radar

TweetLess than a week since its launch and The Social Issue gets onto the radar of the Guardian’s Society Daily blog; Patrick Butler, the paper’s editor of society, health and education policy was clearly blown away with the irresistible combination … Continue reading

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