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Blog post by Zoe Cricks, Care Coordinator for Children, Young People and Family team at Freedom from Torture
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by Ann Hannah, Acting Director of Policy and Advocacy at Freedom from Torture For the first time in twenty years the UK is hosting the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). This year’s meeting has a particular importance.
Broken windows at accommodation of Freedom from Torture client
Private housing providers contracted by the Home Office continue to house survivors of torture in accommodation that is inappropriate and sometimes dangerous, particularly for families with young children.
Can participating in creating art help torture survivors recover from trauma? And if so, how can we take the process forward? These were the questions posed by Professor Emma Rose and Dr Amanda Bingley from the Art of Recovery team at Lancaster University when they joined with Kirsten Lamb, a therapist at Freedom from Torture’s North West centre in Manchester.
Rohan Jayasekera, a writer and journalist who has worked for Index on Censorship and The Institute for War and Peace Reporting, is running the London marathon for Freedom from Torture.

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