“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… […]

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou

In January 2015, Darren Murinas, Vice Chair of Stoke Expert Citizens and a man who has lived experience of severe and multiple disadvantage welcomed the launch of ‘Hard Edges’, saying: “I recognise the lives described in this report. I’ve lived it myself. I was lucky. I got the help I needed to become a clean, sober […]