legal issue

15:46 23/09/2014

Legal Aid cuts force the 37-year old South Manchester Law Centre to close…..latest from the Big Issue in the North.

rent check

14:14 23/09/2014

An update from August – wrote these two cheery pieces for youth information site, erm ‘The Site’ about help with rent & what to look for before you rent a property….

stories against stigma

10:37 23/09/2014

I was commissioned by Church Action on Poverty and Oxfam to train a group of people on benefits to talk about the reality of life lived at the sharp end of welfare reform. These spokespeople would then powerfully challenge the current scrounger/ skiver narrative. As well as receiving coverage in the Independent newspaper, the group […]

church action on poverty

09:52 23/09/2014

I wrote, edited and researched the ‘Drowning in Debt’ report for Church Action on Poverty (CAP). The report focuses on the little known buy-as-you-rent sector, whose shops sell white goods and appliances with interest rates of almost 70 per cent. They sector is increasingly dominating some of poorest high streets in the UK. Almost 80 […]


16:53 22/09/2014

This report, toolkit and website,, was commissioned by Churches Together in Britain & Ireland (CTBI). The project used my photography, audio and words, and I worked with a team of web and graphic designers. The project documented the UK’s ‘Good Society’; the thousands of people who are committed to ensure that those on the […]

the british council

14:03 22/09/2014

I have been documenting and photographing the British Council’s Active Citizens programme since 2013. Active Citizens is a civil society leadership training scheme which works with thousands of volunteers, activists and development workers across Europe, Asia and Africa. I have visited training programmes and community development projects in eastern Sudan, Jordan, Pakistan, Serbia, the Outer […]

child’s play

12:43 22/09/2014

A bit of a departure from my normal areas of expertise – but pleased to contribute words and pictures to a new e-book about children’s technology. The piece is about the success of Playtime, a CBeebies app which has been downloaded an enormous 3 million times….