Poverty and hope in Britain

In today’s programme, writer Bernard Hare reflects on his life growing up in poverty in Britain. The son of a coal miner born in the 1950s in the northern England city of Leeds, his life followed a different path, from university to social work to social drop-out in his 30s. When he returned to his hometown and took a group of neglected children under his wing, he found a new purpose in life, and started to collect stories. Poverty isn’t just about lack of money, he says, and a different perspective can change everything.

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New Year's Day 2013 04:50 GMT

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