This month is Free Wills month where you can make an appointment to get a will written - without the solicitors’ fees. Scope is one charity that runs free will scheme anyway throughout the year - in partnership with the Trust and Security Network - which is a network of Will writers - who come to you and go through the paperwork with you. To find out more about the importance of making a will Georgie Frost was joined in the studio by Tom Dickson, legacy manager at Scope.
Coming directly after the big shopping days of Cyber Monday and Black Friday - Giving Tuesday is the global day of giving calls on people to 'do good stuff' for charity by giving their time, money or voice to a good cause. To find out more on this, Georgie was joined on the line by Charities Aid Foundation's Senior Campaigns Officer Kim Roberts.
After Black Friday and Cyber Monday you may be suffering a spending hangover. Feeling guilty? Well why not get involved in Giving Tuesday. What is it? Well, it's global day calling on people to 'do good stuff' for charity by giving their time, voice or cash, to a good cause. To get more of an insight, Georgie was joined in the studio part of the Money Blogger Community - Andy Webb of the Be Clever With Your Cash blog.
Tuition fees are increasing for students, low-income families are losing grants, more competition for jobs, high house prices - what does all this mean for kids out there with big dreams? And what do they think of their chances in a post Brexit Britain? Joining Georgie Frost today are three young men who are helping shape the next generation of business. Adam Bradford is an award winning social activist, Louis Howell is a Youth and Community Trainer, and Jacob Sarkil is former young mayor of Lewisham and a youth leader and social entrepreneur.
Time once again for the Consuming Issues news review, with Georgie Frost and Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher. And today, the pound is rallying behind the news that Theresa May will be the next PM, as David Cameron heads to his last PMQs. And on the subject of the pound, travelers exchanging currency at the UK's regional airports are apparently getting less for their pounds than those using London terminals. And bad news for London, as Cambridge is named best place in the UK to work. All this and more, on Consuming Issues, every day from 9am to Midday, right here on Share Radio.
Between 2014 and 2015 there was a £50m cut from UK library budgets with 106 closed their doors for ever. The local campaigns against closures continue and many high-profile people have voiced their concern over the closures including Stephen Fry and author Jeanette Winterson. Poet Greta Bellamacina and journalist Davina Catt joined Share Radio’s Georgie Frost to talk about a film they made exploring the history of libraries and their importance to local communities.
In 1971, a group of friends set off to sail into a nuclear test zone in a boat called Greenpeace, and their protest captured the world’s imagination. Now a new documentary called How to Change the World reveals never before seen archive to bring their story to life, and in this show Georgie Frost chats to director Jerry Rothwell.
Many high profile figures including Desmond Tutu and Vivienne Westwood are calling for mass climate change action ahead of the UN's Paris conference in December.
Their statement, published in the book Stop Climate Crimes, reads "We are at a crossroads. We do not want to be compelled to survive in a world that has been made barely liveable for us..." In this show Georgie finds out more from 350.org who are one of the environmental groups behind the project.
93-year-old Paula and 47-year-old Alison might seem like unlikely roomates at first, but they're part a homeshare programme which pairs people who need a small amount of help to live independently in their own home with someone who has a housing need and can provide support or companionship. So could this be the answer to help solve a housing crisis and a care crisis at the same time? Georgie investigates with Anna McEwen from Shared Lives Plus.
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