‘all this shows what can be done if we own our own assets’

16:29 28/03/2013

The Outer Hebrides are three hours by ferry from the Scottish west coast. They undeservedly have a reputation for being bleak and unforgiving; but when I was there in January with the British Council, the weather was cold, but beautifully sunny and still. The many sea lochs dotting the rust-coloured landscape were as still as […]

citizen exchange

15:26 12/03/2013

Some pictures from my week spent with the British Council documenting an Active Citizens event held in Croydon. As well as meeting activists, students, and community development workers from nine countries, I later visited the Outer Hebrides to see the revolution in social enterprise happening in one of the most remote parts of the UK.

a home from home

12:54 01/03/2013

Click here to read my latest piece from Inside Housing – about a beautifully converted former convent in Liverpool turned eco-hostel for homeless families. One of the residents, a single mum-of-three, said the facility gave her confidence as it showed the authorities cared about her future. “It feels like whoever conceived this project has actually […]