In April 2019, the charity Child Poverty Action Group published Living Hand to Mouth, a piece of research that shone a spotlight on children’s experiences of food and eating in low-income families. When I was asked to write the foreword – following previous reporting looking at how poverty and hunger affects children’s ability to access education – it was the young people’s shame, guilt and sense of exclusion from normal, everyday activities that hit hardest. Bryony, aged 13, living with her mother and brother in a coastal town, told the researchers: “If there isn’t enough food, we’ll get it and sometimes Mum will go hungry… Even if it’s not that much food for [us], it’s enough that we’ve actually had something, whereas Mum hasn’t, and it gets a bit to the point where we’ll start feeling guilty because Mum hasn’t had anything and we’ve had it.” … [Read more...] about Why are millions of children in the UK not getting enough to eat?
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Kevin Courtney, the NEU’s joint general secretary, said: “The coronavirus crisis has highlighted the centrality of black people in Britain to the NHS and care work, transport systems, food supplies, utilities, research, education and so much more. … [Read more...] about Home school competition celebrates black British history
At the moment the drugs authority NICE says rituximab should only be used in the late stages of the disease if all other arthritis drugs have failed, so it’s not licensed to treat early stage RA. However these new findings will hopefully lead to a shift in the recommended treatment. … [Read more...] about I was bedridden with arthritis ..now I’m climbing mountains
Care home assistant Kia Tobin, 17, melted hearts when the story of her gift to one resident at Thistleton Lodge, Preston, a cushion decorated with his late wife’s photograph, hit the headlines. Ken Benbow, 94, a D-Day veteran, lost wife of 71 years, Ada, nine months ago, and was overwhelmed by Kia’s kindness. … [Read more...] about Teens have joined an army of carers in our residential homes in the coronavirus crisis
Seeing as Onfroy went to his untimely grave dishonestly asserting his innocence and furthermore failing to use his powerful platform to mitigate the constant persecution experienced by his victim, such defenses seem undeservedly charitable in context. Though this revealing recording was made without Onfroy’s knowledge, its theoretically inadmissible status in court doesn’t preclude its value. Some argue that as Onfroy can no longer face punishment by the state, his guilt no longer matters and that reporting on this recording is futile. But given what his victim went through, both at his hands and at those of his most virulent fans, the vindication of her claims does in fact matter, even if solely as a moral victory. … [Read more...] about Why XXXTentacion’s violent confession matters after his death