Category Archives: kindness

23/11/17 The Budget #42Days A #HungerStrke in protest against #UniversalCredit Day 23 Are you Taking the Piss?

Well, that was the Autumn budget – after teasing us with a variety of potential changes to Universal Credit, the chancellor, Philip Hammond finally settled on making the 42 day wait for Universal Credit into a 35 day wait for … Continue reading

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19/11/17 I need your help. Yes YOU!

The ‘All in the Mind’ awards If you’ve felt touched or supported by any of the following, please nominate me for this award. The coastal walk; the #LetsWalkAMile events around Scotland; any of our training sessions; personal support/ advice; practical … Continue reading

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15/11/17 Walk a Mile: Tales of a Wandering Loon – Press Release with links to order/ preorder the 📚

Walk a Mile: Tales of a Wandering Loon Chris Young paperback, £11.99, published 28 November 2017 by Trigger Press Walk a Mile: Tales of a Wandering Loon is the story of how one man’s normal, nurturing childhood turned into one … Continue reading

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#42Days A #HungerStrke in protest against #UniversalCredit Day 13

I thought I’d start today’s blog with this – people who claim benefits aren’t other people – they’re not scroungers and skivers – it’s that government and media rhetoric that has likely led to £billions being left unclaimed each year … Continue reading

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#42Days A #HungerStrke in protest against #UniversalCredit Day 8

On Monday, I went down to the Houses of Parliament to support the fine people of the Shaw Mind foundation and Heads Together as we watched a debate on whether mental health education should be made mandatory in schools.  They … Continue reading

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#42Days A #HungerStrike in protest against #UniversalCredit Day 5

Today I’ve been looking at the more structural – political angle of Universal Credit, and why on Earth we’ve developed a system that takes from the poor whilst seemingly lining the pockets of the wealthy.  Last year, the wealthiest 1000 … Continue reading

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03/11/17 #42Days A Hunger Strike Day 3

Just to recap – I’ve decided to go on hunger strike in protest against the continued roll out of Universal Credit in the UK.  Conversations are beginning to happen… The vast majority of folk who’ve been in touch with me … Continue reading

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