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Lift the Ban: Campaigning for the Right to Work

19 June 2019 - 11:32am

In this guest blog for Refugee Week, Jen Laws, Campaigns Project Manager for the North East with Asylum Matters, shares some of the realities for people seeking asylum in the UK and why policy change is so important.

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Shining a light - what a week!

13 June 2019 - 8:37pm

National Volunteers Week falls on 1 -7th June every year. It is a chance for charities to thank the many amazing people without whom their organisation would not be able to do what they do.

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Movement building (wearing L plates)

8 January 2019 - 2:27pm

If you’ve been on any leadership training in the last few years or love a good TED talk you may be aware of the following video:

‘Leadership is over-glorified… It was really the first follower that transformed the lone nut into a leader’

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How can we reduce transport barriers for Middlesbrough residents?

20 November 2018 - 3:43pm

Transport means a lot of things to a lot of different people. But how much of an issue is it for some people? For me personally, it is quite a big component of my daily living and how I go about my life. I rely on public transport to get to work, to visit family and to do the activities I want to do. I regularly use buses or train services to get to where I need to be, luckily for me I do not have any barriers preventing me from using public transport so largely this isn’t a huge issue. It has its good days and it has its bad days.

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What’s in the box?

23 August 2018 - 6:05pm

In June, I was asked to listen in on a conference call about a ‘public living room in a box’, not going to lie, I only said yes out of intrigue.

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