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OPINION

Flat Pack Democracy There’s always criticism of local councils and this is reflected in the low turnout in local elections. Quoted in a BBC article in 2019, Rachael Farrington, founder of Voting Counts says: “Many of the people we speak…
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Helping Others

The urge to help others is not always as simple as it seems. Is it altruism? Is it something that generates good vibes all round? Is it something darker as described, for example in the Martyr Complex: “a destructive pattern…
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Music for Dementia

In Issue 172, HIP ran an article about the benefits of music for dementia sufferers: Astonishing Results with Silent Disco. In this issue we look at what St Leonards – based company Lifesize, a community arts and music organisation that…
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Lockdown & Addiction

East Sussex Recovery Alliance (ESRA) runs recovery cafés and support services for people in recovery from drugs and alcohol. Jacquie Skilton, CEO at ESRA, writes about how lockdown has affected their work. Lockdown has hammered most charities in the UK,…
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