Monthly Archives: February 2013

Poverty in the UK; Welfare Reform Act

You’d think, in this day and age, poverty isn’t something that exists in the UK. But it does. A friend of mine has posted her ‘final blog’ where she describes, rather bluntly, her desperate need to work and how these new government legislations on benefits are ensuring she’s unable to keep herself and her son healthy long enough to find a job that will take her.

Her main hurdle is being hard-of-hearing (not deaf enough to qualify for disability, but enough that employers often find excuses to reject her application).

At least reading her post and offering her words of support or sharing it would be much appreciated! If you know of any jobs in the Manchester area, feel free to leave her a message about that too.

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