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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 …

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 …

Hospital morale is really low

This month many of the staff have been given a prospectus of jobs at the new hospital that replaces the infirmary, outpatients …

Kic FM youth radio is such a worthwhile scheme. It really saddens me others won’t benefit

I first became involved with Kic Fm about five years ago whilst I was still at school, volunteering along with a few of my …

Everywhere I have worked as a student mental health nurse has been short-staffed

I’m due to qualify as a mental health nurse. I have spent three years training in the tamworth, lichfield and burton area. …

They’re taking my daughter’s independence away

My severely disabled daughter is in residential school and will lose her mobility allowance, causing us to be unable to take …

We need buses but they would rather buy cars

We don’t have a car and rely on buses to get to the shops, doctors etc. Staffordshire is saving £250,000 on concessions and …

My work in mental health is seen as a ‘soft target’ for cuts

I work as an Arts Project Officer for a Mental Health Trust. Although this job may seem like a soft target for cuts it really …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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, …

Just when I’ve started to earn a decent wage, it is all going to be taken away from me

I am a 51 year old woman and the main breadwinner in my household, and the cuts will affect me in numerous ways. Firstly, as I …

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