Addressing debt and debt stigma in the cost of living crisis
Charity, StepChange, helps with debt during the cost of living crisis. For people experiencing problem debt, the advice is to not delay getting help. Lessening the stigma around problem debt is crucial to getting more people the help they need.
Beyond Empower: supporting healthy, active lives for disabled people by transforming mainstream spaces and services
In this guest blog, Beyond Empower founder Ben Andrews tells us about their work to transform mainstream spaces, communities and leisure services so that they're accessible to people with disabilities. By thinking differently about the barriers, Beyond Empower help providers, councils and businesses create services that everyone in the community can access and enjoy.
, Community Based
, Community Development
, Guest Blog
, Integrated Services
, Social Enterprise
, Systems Change
I’m With Sam: Tackling learning disability hate crime with Dimensions
Learning disability hate crime is a problem that is under-reported but can have a huge impact on victims. Dimensions' #ImWithSam campaign is led by an expert with lived experience and takes a multi-pronged approach to the problem. They support victims, raise awareness, train police forces, work with the CPS and influence policy to improve reporting, convictions and ensure victims are taken seriously.
, Learning Disabilities
, Lived Experience
, Social Action
, Systems Change
Tackling Health Inequalities in Manchester: the impact of Covid-19 and what’s next
A story about what can be achieved in a crisis when your way of working is already, and always, driven by listening, building trust and collaboration from Winning Hearts & Minds programme, Manchester.
Covid Considerations: Did Covid-19 Mind the Gap?
There are many things we don’t know about Covid-19, but what we do know is where you were born, the colour of your skin, where you live and your occupation will affect your experience of this pandemic. Lourdes Colclough addresses the health inequalities this pandemic has exposed.