Tanzania: Persecution of people with albinism. By Thadei Kamesi

A SOCIAL WORK AND HUMAN RIGHTS PERSPECTIVE Albinism is a genetic disorder characterized by a lack of melanin in the skin, hair, and eyes. In Tanzania, however, the condition is much more prevalent, affecting approximately 1 in every 3,000 persons. Discrimination against albinos is a serious problem throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Murders of people with albinism … Read more

Your Life, Your Story. By Rosie Canning and Lisa Cherry.

‘Your Life, Your Story’ a workshop held in National Care Leavers Week 2017. This was a trauma informed writing workshop for care experienced adults with Lisa Cherry and Rosie Canning organised by Amanda Knowles, Trustee and Director of The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities and Richard Rollinson, The Barns Centre Executive Director, in Toddington. As I drove up to The Barns … Read more

International Centre News December 1st 2017

A warm welcome to our newest members: Sarah Walton – Calcot Children’s Services. UK Catherine Milgiewicz – Calcot Children’s Services, UK. Lamin Jallow – Calcot Children’s Services, UK. Bodil Damsgaard – International Association of Social Educators (aieji.net) Manab Bose – Sukrut Psychotherapy Centre, Parikma Foundation, IIMU, Mumbai, India Natasha Penney – Beechfied Secure Children’s Home, UK Savy Sondhi … Read more

The Gloucestershire Counselling Service Story. By Diana Russell-Carey

Foreword to the GCS story Gloucestershire Counselling Service (GCS), of which I’m Chair of Trustees, was created 40 years ago by a small group of counsellors and therapists who recognised that a local service was needed to meet the mental health needs of the people of Gloucestershire. These founders were very aware of the London-centric … Read more