In recent years, the United Kingdom has felt the squeeze of the global recession. Nowhere has this been more serious than in the housing sector. In the UK, homelessness is reaching unprecedented levels. It's a real crisis. As foreign investors and corporations enter...
Is the UK heading toward a US-style opioid crisis? Evidence accumulated over the past decade suggests that it might be if urgent steps aren’t taken to head it off.
British movie director, writer and producer, Ken Loach, has never been the typical film creator who relied on the popularity of big stars merely to carry a movie. Instead, he has often said that cinema has allowed him to place the focus on “ordinary people and their dilemmas.”
The relationship between poverty and education is vital. It’s easy to say that education leads to a better life, but the reasons are very complex and far-reaching.
Homelessness is a serious problem in the UK, but what are the real causes behind it? As with most societal issues, there isn’t a clear answer. People become homeless for a number of different reasons, some of which are very specific to a particular person and some of which are indicative of problems with society as a whole.
An education system that isn’t built around a system of equity for everyone is doomed to just become a tool that widens the privilege gap, and that’s why some scholars are arguing that changes needed to be made to the United Kingdom’s institutes of higher education.
Over the past three years, this number has increased by 73%, which is an astounding rate. There are also large groups of hidden homeless people, those with temporary shelter or roofs over their heads but no home to call their own. Want to know how you can help?
So often, homeless individuals are stigmatized by the general public. There are many different blanket statements that are made about these individuals that seem to give the public a reason to not be compassionate and not be helpful.
Elitism is not archaic, it is an epidemic, especially in Britain. In a world where equality continues to be championed as the ultimate ideal, does our lovely United Kingdom stay deeply ingrained in the past ideals of elitism?
As a country where a person’s class has always played a major role in social attitudes, England still struggles with the way in which conceptions about status and educational policy intersect.