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Reform Magazine | October 1, 2020

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December 2017/January 2018

A fresh start

24/11/2017 |

Patrick Philpott on leaving prison and joining the Salford Poverty Truth Commission

I left prison with £4.20 and did not receive my first benefits for 16 weeks. I went to a foodbank and a breakfast drop in centre, and there … Read More

Editorial: Remembrance and resolutions

24/11/2017 |

I’m not much of a one for the New Year resolutions. I guess old years have taught me how little my resolutions come to. But as the nights draw in on 2017, with its international tensions, violent attacks, economic struggles … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘I have been struggling with sadness’

24/11/2017 |

Sheila Maxey wrestles with sadness

Death and dying seem to be all around me, echoed in the falling leaves and morning mists. I have been struggling with sadness and loss, and trying – perhaps foolishly – to make some kind … Read More

Back-to-front Advent calendar

22/11/2017 |

Back in Reform’s day, Advent calendars were different. Each day of December we’d tiptoe down the creaking spiral staircase of Reform Towers, open a window and be thrilled with delight to see a picture of a robin, a snowperson or … Read More