TS Eliot prize-winner Roger Robinson: I want these poems to help people to practise empathy

From a lament for the victims of Grenfell Tower to snapshots of Windrush arrivals activist, musician and poet Roger Robinson discusses the inspiration behind his prizewinning collection Since I was 19 Ive been living in England and thinking Id go home, but there was a point, around six years go, when I realised Im here now: Im black British. So says Roger Robinson, who this week won the Grenfell Tower are followed by a crisp snapshot of idealistic young Jamaicans disembarking from the A musician and cultural activist as well as a poet, Robinson is no stranger to public interventions. In 2018, he launched a Twitter appeal for 100 poems protesting about the mistreatment of the Windrush generation. He also …

Care firm’s leadership criticised by commission

Higher rates of self-harm were also noted by inspectors who quizzed managers and analysed records at the company’s headquarters. Cygnet runs more than 100 services for vulnerable adults and children, caring for people with mental health problems, learning disabilities and eating disorders. What else did inspectors find? The regulator found a lack of clear lines of accountability between the executive team and its services. It said directors’ identity and disclosure and barring service checks had been carried out. But it said that required checks had not been made to ensure that directors and board members met the “fit and proper” person test for their roles. Systems used to manage risk were also criticised, while training for intermediate life support was …

Volunteer Paints A Picture Of How Terrifying The Bushfires Actually Are

The entire world is currently aware of the situation in Australia, where bushfires are ravaging the country. The flames have already consumed an estimated 10.7 million hectares (26 million acres; 107,000 square kilometers; 41,000 square miles), along with over 5,900 buildings (including over 2,204 homes). Unfortunately, the number of human casualties is growing by the day with the current number being 28 (as of 8 January 2020). And as people from all around the globe donate as well as spread awareness, one woman decided to share what it really feels like to be in the midst of an uncontrollable bushfire. The remedial therapist volunteered to help during the Black Saturday bushfires that hit Victoria in 2009. The fires of 2009 …

5-Year-Old Notices Mom Collapsing So She FaceTimes Her Dad, And People Are Saying The Family Would Be Broke If It Were The US

When 5-year-old Priya Galvin’s mom Mary collapsed at home from a catastrophic stroke, the girl did the only thing she could think of. She grabbed the family iPad and FaceTimed her dad, telling him that her mom wasn’t feeling well. Mary was rushed to Cork University Hospital, Ireland, where the staff there saved her life by performing a thrombectomy. Now, the entire family’s back at home and Mary is well. Image credits: drliamhealy Image credits: drliamhealy Image credits: drliamhealy Image credits: drliamhealy Image credits: drliamhealy Image credits: drliamhealy Image credits: drliamhealy There are several main signs that you might be having a stroke. Including sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg. Especially on one side of the …