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Staff are pushed for time on our hospital wards

I had a cancer scare 5 years ago which resulted in a big operation. The care I was given was excellent - but even then I could …

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 …

One of our favourite family outings closing

When I was at school nearby the park was just being developed. 35 years later it’s been a favourite outing for my son and his …

NHS mental health services are affected by cuts

I work for Brent Mental Health Service and at the end of March we were informed that there was going to be a drastic …

The NHS helped us through the bad times

The NHS has always been there, we all take it for granted. As a family it has provided health care for all of us. My father …

My grandson’s future

The cuts will affect my grandson who is going to lose his EMA in April. He wants to join the police - but the cuts make that …

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 …

What will replace the Independent Living Fund? The dread kicks in

I require 24/7 care to enable me to hoist, dress, cook, clean and have personal care. My needs were assessed by my local …

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 …

Cuts to the NHS are unforgivable

In the past week my elderly father has had life saving heart surgery at my local NHS hospital, and my two year old son was …

Our NHS will be destroyed unless we stand up and fight

I have extreme concerns about the impact of the equity and excellence document. These include the ignoring by Andrew Lansley of …

Uncertainty is hitting everyone in the town

I live in Stafford. 40% of the work in this town is in the Public sector, and this means that many families are having a …

Every member of my family has received excellent treatment from the NHS

Every member of my family has received excellent treatment from the NHS, treatment that was delivered by committed …

West Mids Ambulance asks GPs not to book hospital transfers

I have received information that the West Midlands Ambulance Service is experiencing excessive demand due to the icy weather …

Cuts impact on mental health

As a mental health service user the support of Framework has been invaluable to me. Not just by helping me to access the …

Third sector clients feeling the pinch

I run a small design agency which specialises in work for third sector (charity and social enterprise) clients. Most are …

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 …

IT Staff to be cut by one quarter

25% of IT support staff will be cut… redundancy is coming my way in January 2011

Job losses for Council Workers will hit the whole community

The council’s proposals are devastating for both council workers and the wider community. Our Members who work in low paid, …

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 …

My business will be affected

We have a small, environmental landscaping business employing 4 people.  We get a number of contracts from local government and …

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 …

School sports funding cut

My nephew and niece’s primary school has lost sports funding due to Michael Gove’s decision. He didn’t cut a bureaucratic …

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 …

Shame on you Prime Minister. I know you know better.

The Comprehensive Spending Review announced that residents in care homes will no longer be eligible for the High Rate Mobility …

I don’t believe we can’t afford to tackle climate change

I lost another job today. I work in environmental communications, making graphics communicating complex ideas visually. The …

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 …

I don’t want to have to go to the Salvation Army for a food parcel

I am a 32 year old single mother from the midlands. My children are aged 11yrs, 2yrs and 1yr. I am claiming income support, …

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