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No one should have to walk home in their pyjamas

Chris Wood

Chris' grandfather escaped a Japanese POW camp in World War II and walked to liberty. He escaped from the mental hospital in Hull where he was confined when he returned to the UK and walked across the city in his pyjamas to get back to his family. They supported and protected him, and he became a paint salesman. His granddaughter now uses paint, amongst many other media, as an art therapist - providing support and an escape route from social isolation and mental illness for service users and refugees. She has a dream of creating city studios in a similar way to Maggie's Centres which provide support for people with cancer. But those sorts of escape routes are under attack from budget cuts and austerity - will she be able to continue to help people escape to freedom?

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