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Enlightenment at the end of the tunnel of love

Tweet“Flirty, playful love” is not, so the general perception goes, the realm of people who happen to have a learning disability. But that concept is being turned joyfully on its head via a heart-shaped door, a “tunnel of love”, mirrors, … Continue reading

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Raana, a real bread maker

Tweet Today is the last day of Real Bread Maker Week, not too high profile as far as awareness weeks go, but it seemed an opportune moment to share a one minute video of the best real bread maker I … Continue reading

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The season to be jolly?

TweetHooray, it’s Christmas! Yes, the season to be jolly is upon us once again. But that’s OK because everyone loves Christmas, right? Well, I’m not a fan and I know I won’t be the only one shunning the Christmas cheer, … 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 cuts – an alternative

TweetFor those who’ve not already seen it, this powerful film presents an alternative to the government’s devastating cuts agenda. It features community groups and anti-cuts campaigners along with Bill Nighy, Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien and Zac Goldsmith MP. Worth watching ahead … Continue reading

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Happiness beyond the pound signs

TweetWhen the government revealed its £2m plan to measure national wellbeing in November, the announcement was greeted by at best, bemusement, at worst, derision. How, asked commentators, can an intangible concept be measured? Amid the public funding cuts, many questioned … Continue reading

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How to go off the scale on the Tory happy-ometer

TweetWhen, where, why and how much were you last really happy? It’s important, because the government plans to spend £2m on measuring our happiness. For me, it was 2pm last Saturday in a checkout queue in Sainsbury’s, Ringwood, Hampshire. The … Continue reading

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