Posts about Storytelling

  • Addressing Poverty with Lived Experience: Artur & Aida’s Story

    Artur and Aida are a couple originally from Albania now living in London with three young children. For several years now, they have been involved with ATD Fourth World, a founding member of the APLE (Addressing Poverty with Lived Experience) Collective. ATD Fourth World—All Together in Dignity—is a human rights based anti-poverty organisation, with more […]

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  • Tips and Tricks for Beginning to Share your Story

    Throughout Lockdown we have been working with Family Rights Group’s Parent and Kinship Carer panel members, keen to share their stories and personal experiences of the UK Care system. During one of the sessions the group had the opportunity to hear from three inspiring speakers who shared their insights into storytelling. The speakers were radio producer Milly Chowles, Ghost writer Jo Monroe and author and campaigner Winnie M Li. Here we share key words of wisdom for all of you interested in sharing your stories and who might not be sure how or where to begin. 

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  • I Never Knew the Worth of the Law Centre Until Grenfell

    North Kensington Law Centre was the first law centre to open its doors in the UK in 1970 and this Friday they are celebrating their 50th anniversary. With support from The National Lottery Community Fund and The Tudor Trust, we’ve been working with them to capture the stories of their clients, trustees, and staff past and present to put a spotlight on the importance of access to justice for all.  Halima was a client of North Kensington Law Centre. In this guest blog she shares how she first came to hear of the law centre following the Grenfell incident, and the trust and support the community has received from the Law Centre since. 

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  • Small Town Dreams to Big City Reality – My Journey to Becoming a Solicitor

    North Kensington Law Centre was the first law centre to open its doors in the UK in 1970 and this Friday they are celebrating their 50th anniversary. With support from The National Lottery Community Fund and The Tudor Trust, we’ve been working with them to capture the stories of their clients, trustees, and staff past and present to put a spotlight on the importance of access to justice for all.  In this guest blog, Holly Stow, the Windrush Compensation Scheme Paralegal at NKLC shares what it has meant to her to work at NKLC.

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  • Making Young People Heard: Football Beyond Borders Isolation Diaries 

    Football Beyond Borders (FBB) is a charity changing the lives of young people who are passionate about football but may be disengaged at school, providing long-term support, built around relationships and young people’s passions. They started their ‘Isolation Diaries’ in March to highlight the stories of 10 members of the FBB family, a mix of young people, parents, teachers and practitioners at the start of lockdown. In this guest blog we hear from two young people from the FBB family who have been recording their isolation diaries. 

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  • Being the Story Podcast Series 3: A Chance to Stop and Listen 

    Right now, listening feels more important than ever. Listening to people’s experiences, listening to solutions. Listening has always been core to our work, working alongside people with important stories to tell to feel confident and able to tell them in their own ways and in their own words.  Our Being the Story podcast offers a chance to stop and listen to new voices. 

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  • Everyone Needs a Hero

    Catherine is a partner, mother, nurse and special guardian to five year old “E” . She is also a member of Family Rights Group kinship carers’ panel and lives in Leicestershire. In this guest blog, Catherine shares the difficulties of being a kinship carer and key worker during the crisis and how a special guardianship support worker became her hero.

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  • Lockdown in the Tower Block

    Tina Cribbin is a community activist based in Hulme Manchester and is part of community group On top of the world Hulme.  Tina is also involved in the Seanchai Cafe, a community cafe based in South Manchester. In this guest blog Tina shares what it’s like to be a Tower Block resident in Lockdown and how they’re bringing joy to their residents and tackling isolation.

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  • Learning from Covid-19 to improve services so the next person gets the help they need

    Phil works with Expert Citizens, he is a part of multiple peer research teams and is an insight evaluator. Expert Citizens is a community interest company led by an independent group of people who have all experienced multiple needs – combinations of mental ill health, homelessness, addiction and offending behaviour. They give their ideas to services like the local authority, police and homelessness services of Stoke-on-Trent, and nationally, to help guide and shape them to improve the care of multiple needs citizens. In this guest blog Phil shares how Covid19 has impacted him and his hopes for how it could impact services for the better beyond the pandemic.

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