About Helen Lock

Helen is a content writer at Global Citizen

Stories

  1. Article: There's a 195-Year-Old Law That Makes Rough Sleeping Illegal, But This Group Wants to Scrap It
    Citizenship

    There's a 195-Year-Old Law That Makes Rough Sleeping Illegal, But This Group Wants to Scrap It

    By Helen Lock|June 19, 2019

    Homelessness charity Crisis says the Vagrancy Act deters people who are homeless seeking help. Read more

  2. Article: A New Book Documents the Devastating Poverty Faced by People With Disabilities in Britain
    Citizenship

    A New Book Documents the Devastating Poverty Faced by People With Disabilities in Britain

    By Helen Lock|June 17, 2019

    Global Citizen met author and activist Frances Ryan, to hear her “rallying cry." Read more

  3. Article: UK's Canals and Rivers Could be 'Plastic-Free in a Year' if Every Visitor Takes a Bit of Rubbish Away
    Environment

    UK's Canals and Rivers Could be 'Plastic-Free in a Year' if Every Visitor Takes a Bit of Rubbish Away

    By Helen Lock|June 5, 2019

    "By taking action locally they will also be helping tackle a global issue." Read more

  4. Article: The UK's Oil and Gas Industry Has a Message for Greta Thunberg and Other Youth Activists
    Environment

    The UK's Oil and Gas Industry Has a Message for Greta Thunberg and Other Youth Activists

    By Helen Lock|June 5, 2019

    "We are listening because we want the world to be a better place too." Read more

  5. Article: UK Aid Spent on Tackling 'Environment Cataclysm' Could Be Set to Double
    Environment

    UK Aid Spent on Tackling 'Environment Cataclysm' Could Be Set to Double

    By Helen Lock|May 31, 2019

    International Development Secretary Rory Stewart wants to increase the budget from £1.1bn to £2.2bn. Read more

  6. Article: Why Cardboard Gravestones Are Appearing in Bristol
    Citizenship

    Why Cardboard Gravestones Are Appearing in Bristol

    By Helen Lock|May 29, 2019

    “He died in this doorway as shoppers walked by.” Read more

  7. Article: This New Bakery and Kitchen in Manchester Will Give Jobs to Homeless People
    Citizenship

    This New Bakery and Kitchen in Manchester Will Give Jobs to Homeless People

    By Helen Lock|May 24, 2019

    "No matter who you are or what you've got in your back pocket, everyone is welcome." Read more

  8. Article: Why Bafta Is Calling for More TV Plot Lines About the Environment
    Environment

    Why Bafta Is Calling for More TV Plot Lines About the Environment

    By Helen Lock|May 17, 2019

    Cake got 15 times more mentions than climate change on British TV last year. Read more

  9. Article: The UK Saved Enough Food in 2018 for 133 Million Meals – as Efforts to Tackle Food Waste Ramp Up
    Food & Hunger

    The UK Saved Enough Food in 2018 for 133 Million Meals – as Efforts to Tackle Food Waste Ramp Up

    By Helen Lock|May 15, 2019

    More funding is now available to help organisations redistribute food. Read more

  10. Article: London's Getting a 7-Mile 'Bee Corridor' to Help Boost Insect Numbers
    Food & Hunger

    London's Getting a 7-Mile 'Bee Corridor' to Help Boost Insect Numbers

    By Helen Lock|May 8, 2019

    Over 20 parks in the capital will get wildflower meadows. Read more