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London Stories for February 2016

'I can't go back to square one again'

Vicky, project manager
Vicky, project manager

There are thousands of homeless families across London stuck in unsuitable hostel accommodation. Neil Baker visits a charity that supports them, and hears how one mother is fighting for a better life – for herself and her young son Tanya is waiting for the phone call that she h...

by Neil Baker

How one London charity is tackling loneliness and isolation

Mick, Project Manager from Furzedown
Mick, Project Manager from Furzedown

“We just enjoy being with each other” Loneliness and isolation are a blight on the lives of so many older people. The Furzedown Project is helping them to help themselves, and each other. “You couldn’t find a better place than this,” says Betty. Her...

by Neil Baker