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The poem that sums up Foodbanks and Universal Credit in a nutshell

Universal Credit Foodbank Universal Credit Sufferer

Foodbanks and Universal Credit are never far from the headlines. Usually it’s report  blasting the government’s flagship welfare policy or the latest figures showing that foodbank use has rocketed. Like her previous poems Nicola Tiffin is explaining current events through poetry and this one covers the entire debacle of Universal Credit and foodbanks in a nutshell. Please share if you

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We need to talk about CMV -Me, My Boy & CMV

We need to talk about CMV

Cytomegalovirus (sy·toe·MEG·a·low·vy·rus) commonly called CMV, is a common virus that is generally harmless to people with healthy immune systems. However pregnant women who haven’t been exposed to CMV are at risk of passing it to their unborn child should they come into contact with it. Here is my latest poem I have written about it. There is more information at

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Don’t judge what you cannot see – A poem on hidden disabilities

This is a poem by Nicola Tiffin on hidden disabilities. She wants to raise awareness of hidden disabilities through alternative methods. Enjoy.   Don’t judge what you cannot see When you look at me what do you see? Someone able bodied just like you. But I hide something you cannot see, Neuropathic pain but you still judge me. Sometimes I

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