I feel like if there wasn't a child in my life I truly don't know if id be here living my life this way. there is such a shame and stigma on people on benefits especially single parents, we have fancy phones, big TVs, smoke, drink and have a merry life. I don't drink I don't smoke I don't have a fancy house or car, I haven't bought anything new in over a year. I prioritise my child and now I can't even buy her clothes when she has barely anything in it to wear. Santa bought her 2 hoodies and she changes them over hoping it is washed and dried when she needs it. children do not deserve this, they don't need to know we are penny pinching, they shouldn't be cold or hungry especially now they are at home more and they still have to learn.