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Caroline Butterwick

Freelance writer

Location icon United Kingdom

I am a freelance writer based in North Staffordshire. I write on a range of topics, with a particular interest in disability and mental health, wellbeing, the arts, and travel. My work has appeared in publications including the Guardian, Mslexia, Planet Mindful and Adventure Travel.

I also write short stories for children and adults, and have worked as a copywriter producing case studies for projects at Staffordshire University and the University of Wolverhampton.

Portfolio
Wired For Adventure
09/06/2019
UK Adventure: Tackling one of the Lake District's most distinctive fells

Caroline Butterwick heads to the Lake District to tackle Helm Crag, one of the area's most distinctive peaks, with a summit rock formation known as the Lion and the Lamb. "The re's no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes," I said to my partner as we clutched our coffees and listened to the rain hit overhead.

Ellipsiszine
11/20/2019
Two Weeks After The World Ended by Caroline Butterwick

Two Weeks After The World Ended by Caroline Butterwick Will Tesco still deliver? She thinks this while her fingers sting through the freezer on a numb hunt for anything to make a passable meal. She pulls out half bags of green beans and roast potatoes, throws the packets on the kitchen counter, then runs her stinging hands under the hot tap.

Happiful Magazine
01/26/2020
How to Cope with First Day Anxiety

Starting a new job can be exciting. It may be a wonderful chance to do something you enjoy, make new friends, develop your skills, and, at the very least, earn a living. But, for many of us, the build up to our first day can also come with increased anxiety.

Creative Communities Unit, Staffordshire University
01/01/2016
Case study: Meir Consumerist Christmas Tree

Case study exploring the creation of a piece of community art, as part of the evaluation of Appetite, an Arts Council England funded project in Stoke-on-Trent.

Vegan Food & Living
06/12/2019
A vegan's guide to... Stoke-On-Trent

Located on the edge of the Peak District and a popular base for those visiting Alton Towers, Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire have a growing vegan scene, says Caroline Butterwick. Published on 12 Jun 2019 The Quarter 65 Piccadilly The Quarter is located on Piccadilly, an area of the city centre that's great for unique independent businesses and also home to two other Stoke vegan favourites, Rawr and Klay.

Creative Communities Unit, Staffordshire University
01/01/2016
Case Study: Stories From Pub Corners

Case study on community art project produced as part of the evaluation of Appetite, an Arts Council England funded project in Stoke-on-Trent

Creative Communities Unit, Staffordshire University
01/01/2016
Case Study: Appetite and Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Case study exploring the role of community arts events for Stoke-on-Trent City Council, as part of the evaluation of Appetite, an Arts Council England funded project in Stoke-on-Trent

Creative Communities Unit, Staffordshire University
02/02/2016
Case Study: Out in the Playground

Case study on community theatre project, as part of the evaluation of Appetite, an Arts Council England funded project in Stoke-on-Trent

Creative Communities Unit, Staffordshire University
03/03/2016
Case Study: Reading the Riot Act

Case study on a community arts project, as part of the evaluation of Appetite, an Arts Council England funded project in Stoke-on-Trent

Able Magazine
08/09/2019
Columnist Caroline Butterwick - Disabled Student Support

Listen Starting university was daunting enough. How would I cope living away from home? Would I make friends? Would the workload be okay? These are all fears most people have when packing up boxes of crockery and clothes ready to become students. But on top of these anxieties were worries about how I would manage [...]

Enable Magazine
07/10/2018
Access the Thrill: Theme Park Tips for Disabled People

The UK is home to dozens of theme parks offering fun days out. Accessing attractions can be a challenge for people with disabilities, but parks have plans in place to make it easier. Check the park's website for their disability guide, which will tell you about their individual policies, or phone their customer services team.

Aquila
Hallsands

A short story for children age 9-12, based on a true historical event

SEN
04/25/2018
Transitioning to higher education

The move to university is daunting for anyone, but it is especially so for many students with SEN. Knowing what support is available and getting it set up before starting university is a key part of making the transition to higher education go as smoothly as possible.

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