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I rely on the hospital hydrotherapy pool for my arthritis

I got rheumatoid arthritis when I was 19 – so all the way through, I’ve been under the care of rheumatology departments. …

Lost care hours after reassessment

At the time when my council was assessing eligibility for care, I didn’t even know what category I was considered to be in. I …

Pressures on housing in Poole and the southwest

A housing officer in Poole: Initially, the main criteria for our service is that somebody could become homeless because of …

Living on the streets and on JSA in Weymouth

From “People on the frontline of austerity Britain” (link below) I lost my job and I couldn’t afford to pay my rent… and …

Schizophrenia, no support and found fit for work by Atos

About 30 years ago, I was diagnosed as schizophrenic. I couldn’t talk to people, including my own parents, about things that …

Mental health cut

I was recently told by my psychiatrist that there was very little money available to expand my treatment to allow me to meet …

Teachers in Academy Schools No Longer Have To Be Qualified

Stop Press! While everybody is being brainwashed into watching the rich man’s show/sorry the olympics, the tories and their …

Trapped in a cold, dirty house.

My social care is going to be cut by at least 80%. I won’t get help with laundry (so I get help with a shower, but will have to …

Over occupancy and HB cuts

I have lived in social housing for the past 12 years. I was offered a two bedroom house as a single person in the year 2000. It …

Housing Benefit Changes: One law for them..

Knowsley Council has just sent letters to tenants informing them about the changes in housing benefit that the ConDems are …

Olympics pinching our buses?

This is not technically a cut, well it could be to the bus services in my area between July and September Whilst travelling …

Must millions of sick people suffer for the crimes of the corps and banks?

I am a (mostly) lone parent living with several physical disabilities, and MH issues which have affected me since childhood… …

Given on one hand taken away with the other

My pension credit was increased by £5 but my housing benefit was reduced by £13

Contributory Employment Support Allowance cut after one year

I’m at a very low point. My Employment Support Allowance has now stopped. I was getting Contribution based ESA for longer than …

The cuts haven’t affected me

The problem is, the cuts haven’t affected me. I’m 30 years old without children to support in job that pays good money in …

Closure of Northamptonshire Stroke Association

The Stroke association in Northamptonshire has been closed. A £100,000 cut by the Department of Health to services in the area …

Cheshire West and Cheshire poor confused service

Its been a harrowing 9 mths here,help has been sparse,and the GP abusive,a lovely area it should of been a different tale,but …

Goverment cuts Pathways

I have a 18 year old daughter who has global learning difficuties. She really enjoys her time at collage doing pathway course …

Increases in care charges

I have severe arthritis and get direct payments and use a care agency to send me carers for five hours a day. The care agency …

Can’t afford to pay new charges for special educational needs transport

Lancashire county council is consulting on a proposal to start charging for school transport for children and young people over …

NHS Podiatry Services restricted access policy hits learning disabled

My friend’s adult son who has Autism and a learning disability has been entitled to free NHS Podiatry/chiropody service as he …

Ealing cuts to support services

Innisfree Housing Association are also facing cuts to our single homeless support service resulting in the loss of vital …

They are trying to save money on Renal Dialysis.

If this cut is successful, the burden of self treatment will fall on my father as well as myself. Every renal dialysis patient …

My father in law’s care has been cut

My 80 year old father in law lives in a care home/sheltered accommodation in Middlesbrough.  He is housebound and wheelchair …

Suffolk Respite: Goodbye to a great service

Suffolk Respite is going to closed as from 31st March 2012. This is a great service I have had the pleasure to recieve, the …

Our small business built an excellent reputation. Cuts heralded the end.

We have been running a small private training business for the last 15 years - keeping four of us gainfully employed. It grew …

My mother has Parkinson’s Disease and depends on this marvellous charity

My widowed mother is housebound, lives alone and suffers from Parkinson’s Disease.Without the help of the Syston Volunteer …

EMA cut is depriving my children of an education

I live in the country, in a village with no bus service at all. I am recovering from a huge amount of surgery after having …

The lights are going out…

Our local council has decided to turn out the street lights after midnight so if you’re out late at night the streets are dark, …

Our son gets fantastic respite care at Charles House. Please don’t let them close it

Our eldest son Owen, who has Severe Autism, ADHD, Severe Learning Disability, Complex Behaviours and is non-verbal, goes to …

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