Monday: Letitia was left relying on benefits when her partner left her and their 3 year old daughter
Monday: Gary says the benefits system doesn’t understand mental health issues and discriminates against people with them
Monday: Joy is so afraid of being sanctioned or evicted she can’t face opening her mail
Tuesday: Lisa found herself sanctioned when she found a job – because it was for 14 hours per week and not 16.
Tuesday: Tanya has to pay the bedroom tax for her third bedroom – but moving would mean her leaving her essential support network
Monday: Letitia is keeping her fingers crossed she’ll get the job
Monday: Gary was sanctioned – the Job Centre admitted it had made a mistake but he was still left with no money
Monday: Joy ended up in hospital and on benefits when she lost her job because of her mental health problems
Monday: Tanya has to budget carefully to make sure she and her son have enough to live on
Monday: Frank and Martin says the welfare system discriminates against single Dads
Tuesday: Karen is a full time carer for her daughter but they have to share a bed and can’t get rehoused
Tuesday: Sean had a high paid job and never expected to end up on benefits
Wednesday: Col is now living in a hostel since his release from prison. Desperate to rebuild his life, he thinks no one will employ him.
Wednesday: Darren talks about being made to go to driving job interviews – even though he’s registered partially sighted.
Thursday: Damon thinks sanctions are a ‘kick in the teeth.
Thursday: David would love a job but in the meantime he says he has to do the best he can with what he’s got
Friday: Karen – hear more of Karen’s plight to get a 2 bed house as she cares full-time for her 24 year old daughter
Friday: Paul has been threatened with sanctions despite applying for 150 – 200 jobs per week