11 September 2017 - 2:59pm
Unexpected things happen at funerals.
Certainly you do not expect to be considering how the VCS can respond to the austerity inspired changes to the rights and benefits for disabled people whilst paying your last respects, but hey, I suppose stranger things have happened and all that. So, sat at the wake of a relative the other week I got talking to relations of my wife whom I had never met before, and before long the subject of Politics arose.
3 August 2017 - 11:51am
Every week at the ARC in the centre of Stockton on Tees young women of varying backgrounds and nationalities come together to celebrate their diversity, learn about different cultures and get fit in the process.
Whilst five miles across town in Coulby Newham, a diverse group of young men, including asylum seekers, travellers, offenders and ex-offenders, come together to improve their health and well-being, and in some cases get their lives back on the right tracks.
2 August 2017 - 3:04pm
19 July 2017 - 1:10pm
13 July 2017 - 10:40am
I was somewhat surprised to receive an email from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) a couple of weeks ago inviting me to join the 24th UK Human Rights dialogue in Beijing. The theme for this year is women’s rights, and as China is in the process of implementing a new ‘Anti-Domestic Violence’ Law, the UK Government were seeking a best practice example of service delivery to share - and came to Middlesbrough to find it.