Read On – Write Away! – Information, training and Accreditation Pack

The Buddy Reading Project, Derbyshire County
Council education department, County Hall, Matlock, DE4 3AG,
£52 inclusive of p&p.

Founded on successful practice with care
leavers, young people in public care and young people “out of
school”, this 150-page comprehensive guide shows how to go about
setting up a “shared reading” accreditation-linked project working
with young adults at risk of social exclusion and disengaged from

A Long Way From Home – The Irish Community in Leeds

Leeds Irish Health & Homes, 335 Roundhay
Road, LS8 4HT, £30 to statutory agencies, £20 to
voluntary agencies, £15 to individuals, plus £2.25
p&p in each case

This video looks at the experience of
emigration of Irish people in Leeds. It explores the particular
housing and health inequalities affecting this particular
community. Although the aim is to promote discussion of culturally
sensitive support for the Irish community in Leeds, it is easily
transferable to all places where an Irish community exists in the

Cold Comfort – The Social and Environmental Determinants of Excess
Winter Death in England, 1986-96

Paul Wilkinson et al, The Policy Press,
Marston Book Services, PO Box 269, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 4YN,

Britain has a very large winter excess of
mortality, which is greater than in most other countries in
continental Europe. This is the first study to make a direct
connection between the risk of winter mortality and housing quality
in England, demonstrating that people living in homes that are
difficult or costly to heat are at increased risk of cold-related
death. It will be of interest to everyone concerned with public
health and housing policy.

If you have training materials that could
feature in this section please contact Graham Hopkins on 020 8652
3106 or e-mail

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