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My niece faces having her university course scrapped due to cuts

My niece faces the nightmare scenario of having her uni course scrapped due to cuts.  Liverpool Hope University face massive …

I’m visually impaired and my wife’s wage barely covers our monthly outgoings

Since I got taken off ESA benefits in Oct of last year and my JSA contributions-based allowance had expired I also lost tax …

I’ve been a youth worker for 16 years, but they’re closing the youth clubs

All the youth clubs in Suffolk are to close. I’ve been a youth worker for 16 years and we’ve helped countless young people in a …

Cuts mean my niece can’t get an emergency referral despite severe pain

My 20 year old niece slipped and fell on the ice just before Christmas after she got off the bus and walked down her road. She …

After 20 years of teaching ESOL, I lost my job to the cuts

After 20 years of teaching ESOL in the same Further Education College, I lost my job to the cuts a few years short of …

Rochdale’s most vulnerable members of society left without access to justice

Rochdale Law Centre serves one of the most deprived areas of the country. Its funding has been slashed.

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 …

This is my daughter’s life – and my few hours a day to unwind

My 44-year-old severly disabled daughter needs day care and I need to be able to take time out from caring for her a few hours …

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 was a qualified registrar who gave time to those in need of help

I used to enjoy my job. I worked hard to qualify and felt that I was doing a professional job. I could give time to those in …

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 …

I used to work for the NHS, now I’m a long term patient

I used to work for the NHS but am now retired, and a long term patient with rheumatoid arthritis. I have received what I …

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 …

These museum cuts mean we won’t be able to volunteer

These cuts will affect the Abbey pumping station volunteer group as there will be no staff on site for the regular working …

Please do not give up hope. We saved our care home!

I am the guy who headed up the campaign to save Foxgloves residential care home from closure, I jsut wanted to encourage all …

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. …

My hospital’s being handed over to a private company

I am very concerned about the private company that has bid to take over the Hinchingbrooke hospital in Huntingdon. The …

Personal touch may be a thing of the past for the NHS

I am a medical secretary and take great pride in my job. I have always struggled to keep up with my workload but somehow always …

Where do we go for Money Advice

I have just heard that there will be no accessable free reliable money advice in Gloucester.  The funding does not exlst after …

Patients and colleagues are worried about NHS changes

I have concerns around the number of staff who are currently leaving the NHS, in particular PCTs due to all the uncertainty …

Local Housing Allowance cuts will push me out of my home

A couple of weeks ago, I received a letter from the council warning me to prepare for unspecified reductions in Local Housing …

A blow to culture in Croydon

I’m very saddened by the news that the well-attended and well-loved Clocktower is to close. The cinema shows a mixture of …

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 …

Cutting school technicians will impact heavily on practical lessons

As a technician, one of the categories of staff affected by the proposed cuts to support staff in Fife schools, I believe that …

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 …

Police staff cuts: who will do the work we do? Uniformed officers?

I work as Police Staff for a force where the Chief Constable announced 20% cuts to staff in the next year. Crime isn’t going …

In fear of our jobs – teaching support staff

Have been told by the the rector of our school our jobs are now in the ‘at risk’ category. Have worked 30 years for education …

Scrapping young people’s services is a tragedy

The entire network of Youth Clubs and Connexions Services to the young people of Suffolk are being ended. They propose to …

Ketter General Hospital job cuts

Having several elderly relatives visit the hospital recently for accidents or much needed surgeries has given me a lot of …

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