We need to talk about… Mental health

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Today (October 10th) is World Mental Health Day. It also marks the launch of a national and international YMCA campaign to help end the stigma around young people’s mental health – #IAMWHOLE. #IAMWHOLE 2017 is being fronted by rock band, Nothing But Thieves – who have recorded an exclusive version of the title track from…

We need to talk about… Housing benefit stigma

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Do you rent your home from a private landlord? Plenty of people do: 4.5m households, in fact. Indeed between 2002 and 2016, the private rented sector doubled in size – from 10% of households, to 20%[i]. In contrast, the social rented sector has nearly halved over the same period , from 31% in 2002, to…