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The messages just keep getting clearer.

Like somebody is sending a sign.

All around us feels fractured.

Dave tipped petrol on himself.

A desperate cry for help.

I know…

I’ve read the emergency service transcripts.

Jailed for arson!


Without mental health provision.

On the streets of this town.

He’s one of the nicest guys.

You would ever meet.

Precious little effective service support.

They’re all just dancing in the dark.

LandWorks is dancing with him.

Dancing next to him.

Not circling him.

Not afraid to get in.

We are with him.

Evidence shows financially incentivising support does not work.

But you can’t start a fire.

Worrying about your little world falling apart.

Something must change.

What is broken could be repaired.

What is ruined can be rebuilt.

But you can’t start a fire.

You can’t start a fire without a spark.


* With thanks to Mr Springsteen

26th October 2023