Social Affairs

A selection of some of my recent articles:

Prisoners Learning How To Stitch Lives Back Together

A shared cell at a large male jail is an unlikely setting for a bit of cross-stitch but inmates at Leeds Prison are queuing up to take needlework to their cells.

The Category B prison holds offenders who have committed everything from burglary and drug-dealing to murder. Now prison staff are using needlework in the battle to cut the cycle of re-offending.

Read the article in the Yorkshire Post: Prisoner cross-stitch

How Dogs Help Children Read

When children read to Ben, he doesn’t criticise or correct their pronunciation. He may prick up an ear, close his eyes, or even stick his tongue out, but he never judges.

That’s because Ben is a border collie who works with the charity, Pets as Therapy.

Read more: Pets as Therapy

The Yorkshire Post