‘That’s all I was, I was only my problems. I was nothing else.’ by GG

GG reflects on reconnecting with herself and finding happiness again, and overcoming the dehumanisation of a system that only defines people by their problems and challenges, rather than seeing their achievements, good things and unique experiences.   I wanted to talk about a follow up to my piece on libraries, and I heard that it…

‘The importance of creativity’ by Paul Atherton FRSA.

In this piece, Paul talks about the role of creativity and how through writing, photography and film, people experiencing homelessness can continue to survive in an environment that has often measured them purely by their financial productivity.   Audio Transcript Tuesday, 3rd of August 2021, I have been asked to consider why creativity is so…

‘Focusing on what works’ by Charlie

In this piece, Charlie talks about the importance of focusing on the positives and the need to highlight and learn from schemes and projects that are working across the country, instead of making the same mistakes and repeating projects that haven’t worked in the past.   Audio Transcription Hello, I’m just going to go through a…

‘Daily Picks Ups and the Raincoat of Fear’ Steve.

CONTENT WARNING: addiction and drug use     When us addicts talk about daily pick ups we’re talking about the prescription of opiate substitutes. Until we ‘earn’ our drug worker’s trust we are made to pick that medication up from the chemist every day. After we earn that trust we’re moved to weekly picks up…