The ‘Big Society’ was one of the flagship ideas of the UK’s Coalition Government.

Churches Together in Britain & Ireland instead wanted to learn about the UK’s ‘Good Society’; the thousands of people who are committed to making where they live a better place.

I travelled to seven very different destinations – Cornwall, Glasgow, Birmingham, Liverpool, Belfast, Newcastle and Swansea – to photograph and interview those working at a local level.

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  • HC-toxtethGS-108
  • belfast mural
  • chris hudson, minister and peace negotiator, belfast
  • the remnants group studio, saltley methodist church, birmingham
  • tutors nisreen mubarak & enid linton, remnants sewing group
  • learner, remnants sewing group, birmingham
  • reverend andi smith and the remnants group
  • kim mathews, manager, st austell community kitchen (STAK)
  • kneeling cushion, cornish church
  • residents, red road flats, glasgow
  • red road flats ready for demolition
  • tea morning in Tron St Mary
  • congregation member, tron st mary
  • asylum seeker
  • rev jill clancy, minister at tron st mary
  • flo, congregation member, tron st mary
  • stacey, girl
  • a good society learning event, newcastle
  • newcastle good society learning event
  • sybil coleman, 82, handicrafts tutor in blaen y maes estate, swansea
  • youth club, blaen y maes estate
  • welsh class, penplas family centre
  • local church, blaen y maes estate, swansea
  • emma, recently unemployed mum-of-two, clase caemawr play group
  • kat williams, mum-of-two, clase caemawr family centre
  • francesca cardone, play worker, SPARK community centre blaen y maes
  • pupil, christ church primary, swansea
  • two pupils who have just taken part in restorative justice; christ church primary, swansea
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