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They’re cutting talking therapies at my GP surgery

Our senior GP reported to our patient panel last week that owing to savings required of the PCT a counselling service provided …

reduction in benefits

I worked for The Health Service for 20 Years This came to an end when I suffered a Severe Head Injury.It took me 5 Years to …

I was helping the NHS to improve - and then the reforms were announced

I’m 62, with an MSc in Quality Management - I retired early on an NHS pension and was working in interim Service Improvement …

Now that I cannot work I feel totally let down by the system

Well now that my ESA claim is reenstated for two yrs - original decision overturned - the DLA have used the same Atos …

My condition has worsened but yet again I’m forced to appeal

The capability for work assesment is a joke. I was awarded 15 points at a tribunal last august since which my condition has …

I have chronic depression, two young children, and now my home is at risk

Last autumn I had my Incapacity Benefit stopped after a Work Capability Assessment. I suffer from chronic depression and …

They closed my fertility department! Now I drive an hour away

I was devestated to hear I need treatment for infertility.  I am only 32.  I was even more distrurbed to hear that the local …

I worry that my mum won’t get the treatment she needs in future

I used to work for the private sector. Their rationale for existence is to make money not to serve the public. The health …

How will cutting our team – which supports vulnerable children – help the economy?

I work for a team that works in primary schools to support vulnerable children at risk of exclusion, from school and from wider …

We’ve helped over 160 new businesses - now we’re being cut

While the Government encourage people to set up their own businesses if they get made redundant and trumpet their sketchy New …

Carer for a disabled relative

I am a carer for a disabled relative who is going to suffer extreme hardship caused by the welfare reforms affecting incapacity …

I’d rather steal than have my children go homeless & hungry

Dear Stephen Lloyd, MP for Eastbourne & Willingdon, I was delighted when my family of 4, now 5, finally made it off benefits …

People don’t know what it’s like not to have the NHS

I am very worried what the privatisation of the NHS will mean. I was born in 1943 and in 1945 was diagnosed with epilepsy but …

I am filled with rage at this libraries closure

I am filled with impotent rage at the proposals to close half of Oxfordshire Libraries. People all over Oxfordshire will be …

Save services in rural areas too - Bampton, Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire County Council, renowned for its dogmatic approach to local issues, is carrying out a policy of savage cuts across …

My son’s Christmas wish (11yrs old)

My 11 year old son wrote his Christmas list last week. He asked for the Lord of the Rings box set and money. I suggested, if he …

They want to close my daughter’s nursery

Hi, my name is Danny and I have a 3 year old daughter at Bright Start Nursery in the North Laines, which is threatened with …

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