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As well as blogs by the Cymorth team, we are also keen to showcase views from across the sector by offering guest blogging opportunities to our members and partners.

This could be a one-off blog on a particular topic, or a more regular feature, perhaps charting the progress of a particular project or campaign.

Please contact Gwyn for more information.

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Housing First: The Possibilities are Endless
Alex Osmond is the new Housing First Policy and Practice Coordinator, working for Cymorth Cymru. At the end of his third week, he writes about some reflections on the policy area, considering what some of the long-term implications could be – and wonders about the potential positive impact of the agenda, as well as whether it is the only answer out there.   The question is...

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Rats, Stats and Glue: What does Supporting People mean to me?
By Ellie Griffin, Policy & Campaigns Intern  Since last year’s ‘Housing Matters’ campaign, the Supporting People (SP) grant has aligned with Homeless Prevention grant and a few others to create the new Housing Support Grant (HSG). The purpose and scope of this grant is still being discussed and decided. As an intern fresh to the world of housing I’ve been asked to look back at what SP has achiev...

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Breaking Boxes: Introducing Ellie, Cymorth’s Policy and Campaigns intern
By Ellie Griffin, Policy & Campaigns Intern  Living with ADHD often comes with a lot of stigma. When I was a child, both adults and children would simultaneously suggest that if I tried harder to sit still or pay attention I’d be more likely to achieve. My behaviour was seen as a result of poor choices, poor parenting and a lack of effort or a deliberate decision to misbehave. I can assure you it wasn...

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We've Been 'Framed'
In the 1930s, Cambridge psychologist Frederic Charles Bartlett often used a memory experiment where participants were asked to read the Indigenous Canadian story War of the Ghosts, and then recall it at various intervals afterwards. Not only did their recollection lose accuracy and detail as time went by, but elements of the story that failed to fit into the listener’s ‘schema’ – their system of preconception and tho...

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