Rebecca Joy Novell

The creation of a charity, from the very beginning.

Mum’s Diagnosis Pt. 5.

For the next seven days Mum remained in hospital. Visiting hours were 12pm till 2pm and 6pm till 8pm. My routine was simple. Wake up at 11.30am, go to the … Continue reading

28/07/2014 · Leave a comment

Victims, Their Families and The Death Penalty

After hearing about the slow and painful death of Joseph Wood, I wrote this piece for Social Work Helper. The full article is available on the link below. “When … Continue reading

28/07/2014 · Leave a comment

Mum’s Diagnosis Pt. 4.

The next six weeks were a blur. I understood for the first time what it is to truly be on auto-pilot. An appointment had been booked for Mum’s operation at … Continue reading

27/07/2014 · Leave a comment

Mum’s Diagnosis Pt. 3.

The last weekend of January, ten days after the diagnosis, I was supposed to go to Bratislava with University friends but I just couldn’t do it. It wasn’t the shock … Continue reading

24/07/2014 · Leave a comment

Mum’s Diagnosis Pt. 2.

In the first few days that followed the diagnosis, I felt a strong sense of anger begin to creep over me. I remember specifically being in Booths in Kendal and … Continue reading

23/07/2014 · 2 Comments

Mum’s Diagnosis.

All women know that Mother and Daughter relationships are complicated beasts. My relationship with my Mother is no different. I won’t go in to the details of it. Especially when … Continue reading

21/07/2014 · Leave a comment


To the person who said, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” you are an insufferable know-it-all. When I say that quote in my head, … Continue reading

21/07/2014 · Leave a comment


Today I briefly experienced one of those events which is completely out of the ordinary and which makes you take a long internal pause. I work on the fifth floor … Continue reading

19/02/2013 · 1 Comment

Reid Finlay

In 2010, I started my Social Work Masters. For the first few months of the course I was really struggling. I was several thousand pounds in debt; couldn’t afford to … Continue reading

19/10/2012 · Leave a comment

Money For The Poor

This is only a quick post, written so that I don’t throw my laptop against my wall and proceed to knock on my neighbours doors and demand to know if … Continue reading

02/10/2012 · Leave a comment

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