Hannah Westwater
Hannah Westwater
Hannah started writing for The Big Issue in 2018 before joining the team as staff reporter a year later.
‘More people than ever’ are offering their homes to Ukrainian refugees, says UK charity
ukraine invasion

‘More people than ever’ are offering their homes to Ukrainian refugees, says UK charity

‘Heartbreaking’ reports from food bank users show mental health impact of poverty
Food banks

‘Heartbreaking’ reports from food bank users show mental health impact of poverty

School life leaves children in poverty feeling ‘embarrassed and excluded’
child poverty

School life leaves children in poverty feeling ‘embarrassed and excluded’

‘It’s a basic human dignity’: Asylum seekers could soon be allowed to work in the UK
asylum system

‘It’s a basic human dignity’: Asylum seekers could soon be allowed to work in the UK

More than 100,000 call on Boris Johnson to ‘do the right thing’ for Ukrainian refugees
ukraine invasion

More than 100,000 call on Boris Johnson to ‘do the right thing’ for Ukrainian refugees

How Priti Patel’s new policing bill threatens your right to protest
Activism

How Priti Patel’s new policing bill threatens your right to protest

Brits told to brace for ‘cost of living crisis driven by war’ as violence unfolds in Ukraine
cost of living crisis

Brits told to brace for ‘cost of living crisis driven by war’ as violence unfolds in Ukraine

Nine million families will be £500 worse off from April
cost of living crisis

Nine million families will be £500 worse off from April

Scotland and Wales reject ‘anti-refugee’ Nationality and Borders Bill
Borders Bill

Scotland and Wales reject ‘anti-refugee’ Nationality and Borders Bill

Half of people using food banks are stuck in debt to the government
welfare system

Half of people using food banks are stuck in debt to the government

Scrapping free tests and Covid sick pay labelled an ‘act of national self-sabotage’
Covid-19

Scrapping free tests and Covid sick pay labelled an ‘act of national self-sabotage’

Thérèse Coffey criticised for not knowing answers during cost of living crisis meeting
cost of living crisis

Thérèse Coffey criticised for not knowing answers during cost of living crisis meeting

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