The Big Issue Blog: bringing people together

Loneliness is hard to measure because, like many emotions, it’s a subjective experience rather than a hard medical condition. You can be deeply lonely in a marriage, for example, or even in a room full of people. But we also know that loneliness is unnecessary, and heartbreaking
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The Big Issue Blog: a poem

Following several conversations with a work colleague who was a Christian I came to embrace the Christian Faith by way of making a New Year’s resolution in January 1975. Sadly, this led to an irrevocable break down of my marriage and subsequent divorce in 1976.  I moved out of the fam
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The Big Issue Blog: a personal experience

I was desperately lonely following a divorce some 40 years ago. I was employed in a hotel bar at the time and so had to work long and unsociable hours while watching people having fun and socialising. For me I knew I had to tackle this in the place it was most acute, alone in my bedsi
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