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Beyond a farce

When my partner went to do her assessment for Employment and support allowance what happened was nothing short of a farce. She …

I’m not affected but loathe that so many are

I’m lucky. I am comfortably off, have a lovely house, happy family, a successful business and austerity has left me personally …

My specialist chair allows me to work, yet funding has been cut

I have a condition that requires me to have suitable support when sitting for long periods at work. My job is a desk job and I …

I had faith in lifelong learning - sadly no longer

Since i retired from teaching, i am now on a small teachers pension, i thought i would resume educational courses in my …

Can’t move house

I work for a further education training centre in Sheffield, which is under threat of closure.  I had planned to move into a …

What will fees and cuts do for the future of architecture?

Of all trades, construction must be one that rides the ups and downs of the economy most. Construction is a huge field from …

My daughter’s special needs youth club will close

Got the call today to say my daughter’s special needs youth club has lost its funding and will close after easter. it sounds …

They’ve axed the budget for orthopaedic shoes for the disabled

My elderly mother-in-law has mobility and breathing difficulties as well as heart problems and diabetes. She is not having a …

Family, friends and neighbours - we’re all feeling the pain

The cuts have hit many people I know. I live in a relatively affluent area of south west Sheffield but even people around me …

I loved my job in youth work. Now it’s been cut

Having been in youth work, both voluntary and paid for 21 years and serving the same VCSF organisation with recognised 19 years …

Wards are understaffed but newly qualified nurses like me can’t get jobs

I qualified as a nurse in January. Out of the people who trained in Sheffield, the majority were not given jobs. Those that did …

I was sent to a Business Link workshop – where the advisors were also being made redundant!

As part of budget cuts the educational support services to schools are being cut in NE Lincs. I am part of that team and after …

Losing my home because of the cuts

When I lost my job the DWP were paying the mortgage interest payments on my home ... In October 2010 the Government cut the …

I have been made redundant

I am the sole wage earner in my household and have been made redundant by this government, who chose to dismantle the …

In 25 years as a nurse, I’ve never seen such a threat to the NHS

I have worked in health care for 25 years as a Nurse. I have never before experienced such a threat to the future of the NHS. …

Cuts are having a bad effect on youth volunteering

I would like to highlight a campaign which describes the effect of cuts upon youth volunteering. The NCS is an inadequate …

My daughter received this book through Bookstart and still loves it

This is a recording of my daughter, Rachel, ‘reading’ one of the books she received through Bookstart. When she got her book …

VAT increase will damage our buisness

This goverment is going to increase VAT in january 2011.  My small business purchases many items of confectionary that are …

I care for my disabled wife but we face a 22% cut in income

I am a Carer for my wife. Derbyshire County Council aim to introduce charging for the current support provided for my wife and …

I’ve suffered two industrial injuries but will lose £91 per week

I have 4 chronic medical conditions and the effects of two industrial injuries. I get incapacity benefit, DLA & Industrial …

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