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WHNews: Listener Week: Day 2

November 25th, 2014

Episode 66 of 722 episodes

Today we hear about the closure of refuges all across the country but particularly looking at the Exeter refuge that shut in March of this year. Fleur Buechler, the manager of the refuge, joins Jane. Emily tells us how that closure left her with her abusive partner for months longer than she wanted to be. Mandy Young raised funds to create the largest sports park in Europe in memory of her son. Our listener dilemma today came from Gilliam Wallace. She was joined by Annalisa Barbieri to discuss how old is too old for a child to be living at home? Mary Jarrett wrote in wanting to talk about the joys of social work. She and two other social workers join in the discussion. Jane Corey wanted advice on how to get nice shoes when you have larger than average feet.