November 2023: Engage Britain has now merged with Demos. You can still find all our work from 2019-2023 here, but to get in touch or find out about our new ventures, go to

"When I asked for help, there's not the help there. Because it feels like because you're not there, when you need emergency surgery. Or because you're not on the doorstep...I just think when somebody says there's nothing more that they can do for you... what are you going to still do for me, though? Are you just going to leave me like this and expect me to carry on at a young age?"