Happy Club

Jaywick is known as one of the most deprived areas of England because the town struggles with problems such as unemployment, poor health and crime.

Over the past year, I have gained the trust of the local community and have been invited to photograph a social group known as the Happy Club, set up in 2015 to serve as a meeting place and support network in a local church.

These photographs focus on the idea of community in spite of difficult circumstances, and their acceptance of me as a photographer documenting their community and becoming a part of their social circle.