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There is still time for action on child hunger

There is still time for action on child hunger

21st October 2020

Transforming Lives for Good (TLG)'s statement in response to today's debate and vote in the House of Commons on holiday provision for children on Free School Meals.

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Beth Prescott

Beth Prescott

Before coming to TLG, Beth worked as a Fundraising Project Manager for poverty-relief charity Christians Against Poverty. Beth also has experience in the political sector, having worked for a Government Minister. She was one of the youngest Parliamentary candidates in the country in the 2015 and 2017 General Elections, narrowly missing out on a seat in Parliament in 2017. Beth is a season ticket holder at Huddersfield Town and enjoys hiking through the Yorkshire countryside followed by a local ale in the pub.

Black History is World History.

Black History is World History.

19th October 2020

Ruth Akinradewo draws attention to the importance of an accurate and honest portrayal of our history, reminding us that black history is part of not just British history, but world history – and belongs to us all, all year round.

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Ruth Akinradewo

Ruth Akinradewo

Ruth Akinradewo has a background in language-related roles, having studied French and Italian at Oxford University. In her time at Oxford, Ruth wrote and spoke extensively about social injustice – notably about racism, for national newspaper The Voice. Ruth is passionate about social justice: in addition to her role within TLG, Ruth is an Ambassador for Press Red, a Christian charity which seeks to raise awareness about gender-based violence. She is also a trustee for a Christian charity providing shelter to migrant women fleeing domestic abuse, who under current legislation have no recourse to public funds.

The campaign for permanent holiday provision

The campaign for permanent holiday provision

16th October 2020

As the impact of COVID-19 is felt by families across the UK, the government must commit to permanent and comprehensive holiday provision for children on Free School Meals.

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Beth Prescott

Beth Prescott

Before coming to TLG, Beth worked as a Fundraising Project Manager for poverty-relief charity Christians Against Poverty. Beth also has experience in the political sector, having worked for a Government Minister. She was one of the youngest Parliamentary candidates in the country in the 2015 and 2017 General Elections, narrowly missing out on a seat in Parliament in 2017. Beth is a season ticket holder at Huddersfield Town and enjoys hiking through the Yorkshire countryside followed by a local ale in the pub.

Perspectives - “Strong Black Women”

Perspectives - “Strong Black Women”

08th October 2020

Justina Asafu-Adjaye is an educator who has been working with children and families for over 25 years. She chats with James about her experience of being labelled a "Strong Black Woman".

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James Birchenough

James Birchenough

James is the Headteacher at one of TLG's Education Centres. He is married with 2 young children aged 1 and 2. He began his teaching career as a primary school teacher in Stoke-on-Trent and has been at TLG since 2016

Black History - a perspective from TLG

Black History - a perspective from TLG

01st October 2020

TLG's Education Policy Lead Deborah Barnett reflects on what Black History means to her and how key figures can influence TLG students for the better.

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Deborah Barnett

Deborah Barnett

Deborah Barnett is School Development Manager and Education Policy Lead, she is London based and has worked in mainstream education, special schools and alternative provision for over twenty years. Deborah has a broad and in depth knowledge of national education policy and passionate about social and racial justice in education. She is committed to structural change to ensure all children can achieve more in schools. Her values in education are firmly linked to an inclusive, comprehensive system where all learners are valued equally.

Why Black Lives Matter!

Why Black Lives Matter!

01st October 2020

With Black History Month beginning today, never has the issue of inclusion been more pertinent. Tim Morfin, TLG's Founder and Chief Executive, gives his perspective on the events in America and closer to home.

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Tim Morfin

Tim Morfin

Tim Morfin is the founder and Chief Executive of TLG. Tim, together with a group of other volunteers from a local church, began TLG by helping young people struggling in school in Bradford. He now leads the organisation nationally, still committed to bringing hope and a future to children and their families. He is married to Rachel and has three teenage sons.

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