As we begin to move into the colder months of the year, our thoughts turn to festivities, celebrating the New Year, and bundling up in the warm out of the worst of the winter weather! However, for many people around the world, the winter is a constant burden, where every single day is a struggle for survival.
From the homeless in our own communities who will be spending the winter on the streets to vulnerable people struggling across the world, now is the time to spare a thought for those in need and consider what we can do to support these people in their hour of need. View Post
As both a mother and Social Sciences student, I have found the State of Child Health Report 2017, which was published today, concerning. Poverty in the UK and how it affects the issue of children’s health is something I have been studying this academic year and found very interesting.
Although it’s encouraging to read that we are better than the US, how and why is it that we are worse than a lot of other European countries? We have the fifth highest rate of infant mortality in Europe which is extremely worrying and this is much higher in deprived socio-economic groups. As I glance at Autumn asleep peacefully next to me, I feel quite angry that not more is being done to prevent these small, beautiful, innocent babies from dying.