My name is Kelly Mattison and I am a freelance health and social affairs journalist based in Stockport, greater Manchester. My articles have been published in big issue in the north, big issue Scotland, guardian society, guardian social care and young minds magazine.

‘I run out of money a day or two after I get paid’

‘I run out of money a day or two after I get paid’

Shelby’s bed is broken, she has no cooker and she drinks coffee to numb her permanent hunger. She’s just one of the young women featured in new documentary Growing Up Poor.

Styal prison unit ‘unsuitable’: inspector

Sex workers protection scheme