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Black History Month – Lynn’s Story

Amongst many other things, 2020 is the year that Worcester has discovered its black residents.  Following the tragic events in America, we have had two carefully organised and widely supported Black Lives Matter protests.  The experiences of being black and living in Worcester were eloquently expressed by a variety of voices.  Now the city is marking Black History Month (BHM).

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What is a Deprived Community?

In December 2019, it was reported that Worcester was the 9th worst council area in the UK for the increase in deprivation between 2015 and 2019.  It was a shock to find Worcester listed alongside Oldham, Walsall and Gateshead.  This jarred with Worcester’s self-image of a nice, middle-class city which is a great place to visit, live and work in. 

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