London Stories for February 2016
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...
“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...
- ‘I just knew that he could not break me’
- 'Children of my age died in front of me'
- 'If we are creative, we can solve problems'
- ‘Volunteering at The London Community Foundation was such a great experience for me’
- 'You see how happy the young people are. The things they have achieved'
- 'You do it because you think you love the guy'
- 'If you're feeling lost and alone, you need somebody to stand next to you'
- 'I can't go back to square one again'
- How one London charity is tackling loneliness and isolation
- Malcolm Dean on Southside Young Leaders' Academy
- A Brent food bank charity is helping to regenerate a deprived local community
- How one London charity is helping young asylum seekers to find safety and rebuild their lives
- An Interview with Streets of Growth
- Minister supports new Path away from gangs
- How to grow a healthy community
- Paul Cox: Seeing the power of a targeted gift inspired him to create a Donor Advised Fund
- Changing lives through film and football
- 'We are not trying to replace school, but supplement it'
- 'I wanted to help the community'
- The Mill: from closed library to community beacon