“It’s a wonderful life being in charge of your own destiny” – July update

“It’s a wonderful life being in charge of your own destiny” – July update

Over the course of July, the Hard Edges: Lives Behind the Numbers team have been visiting people in the North East and North West of England to hear stories of people who live with severe and multiple disadvantage. It has been a whirlwind of sadness, hardship and tough identity but also laughter, inspiration and aspiration. Meet… […]

‘We need to stop treating pain and isolation with pain and isolation’

‘We need to stop treating pain and isolation with pain and isolation’

Only 16% of people who experience a combination of distressing issues, such as homelessness, mental ill health, drug or alcohol dependence, chronic poverty and offending, consider their quality of life to be good compared to over 70% of the general population. While this is not a surprising statistic, it is a stark reminder of the […]