Experiences from questions and answers
Aurora T
Covid Realities has meant a lot over the pandemic. Our voices have been heard where weโ€™ve felt previously ignored...
Q&A Text on 31 July 2021
๐Ÿ”™ 2020 - looking back
๐Ÿ‘ฅ Covid Realities
Aurora T
Covid Realities has meant a lot over the pandemic. Our voices have been heard where weโ€™ve felt previously ignored...
Q&A extract on 31 July 2021
Teddy W
Covid Realities has given me a voice and made me feel like my voice and lived experiences are important. I have hope that sharing our experiences can make a difference in helping not just my own family but many other families now and continue into the future...
Q&A Text on 30 July 2021
๐Ÿšง Work
๐Ÿ‘ฅ Covid Realities
Erik N
Covid teaches me a lot. I recognised my best or worst friends during this covid...
Q&A Text on 30 July 2021
๐Ÿ‘ฅ Covid Realities
Danni M
I donโ€™t but I really wish that I did
Q&A Text on 28 July 2021
๐Ÿง’ Children
Danni M
I have felt seen and heard
Q&A Text on 28 July 2021
๐Ÿ‘ฅ Covid Realities
Erik J
One of my hopes is that if enough of us speak out and get the attention of those in charge, real changes will finally be made so families are no longer struggling to stay warm in their homes and have enough to eat...
Q&A extract on 28 July 2021
๐Ÿง’ Children
Children's wellbeing
Erik J
Being part of this research project has helped me understand that there are a lot of families that are struggling with the same problems that I face with my daughter living on a low income...
Q&A Text on 28 July 2021
Children's wellbeing
๐Ÿ‘ฅ Covid Realities
Nellie K
So so much. It has become a connection, with likeminded people in a similar situation to me, during an incredibly isolating and lonely time...
Q&A Text on 28 July 2021
๐Ÿ‘ฅ Covid Realities
โ›‘ Support
David P
Cabot realities has been a bit of a Lifeline for the last year and with covid and everything else has just been really difficult to interact with people...
Q&A Video or Audio on 28 July 2021
๐Ÿ‘ฅ Covid Realities
Charlotte P
When I was at my lowest COVID realities cheered me up. Zoom meetings were like a social event and hearing similarities in our stories and our journey made me feel like I wasnโ€™t alone...
Q&A Text on 28 July 2021
โ›‘ Support
๐Ÿ‘ฅ Covid Realities
Lexie G
COVID realities has meant the world to me during what has been an incredibly difficult year. COVID realities has helped my mental health in an insurmountable way and at times literally kept me sane, it has given me a place to express my worries and woes but it has also given me a place to share my little victories and has given me a purpose, I have become part of something for the better I have become a voice in the fight for justice, fairness and food equality...
Q&A Text on 28 July 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
๐Ÿ‘ฅ Covid Realities
โ›‘ Support
๐ŸŒฆ Mental health
Milly U
It was for the first time I felt heard and things were coming in the light. With zine making we were able to bring the issues in front of authorities that how the common man is still struggling with poverty...
Q&A extract on 28 July 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Milly U
When the COVID Realities project started and I started taking part in the big ideas group and diary entries, the whole world was experiencing pandemic...
Q&A Text on 28 July 2021
โ›‘ Support
Erik J
I am unable to apply for free school meals for my daughter as I am on legacy benefits. But this cost is a real struggle to meat on a weekly basis, like most schools now I have to top up a lunch account for my daughter to access at school, but I can only manage to top up enough for a very basic lunch, and even then if prices change or something is not available she does not have enough left at the end of the week...
Q&A Text on 28 July 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
David P
I think that would be really hard, especially the moon with TVs and everything, even though we're now out of lockdown things don't feel like they changed and I think it's really nice that we've got people, you know, footballers that are back in our children and the government backing down and didn't s the voucher provision, which is a great help to our families...
Q&A Video or Audio on 27 July 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
๐Ÿž Food / food banks
Florrie N
Children are always hungry, sadly benefit payments don't reflect this. I remember often going without food so my daughter could eat...
Q&A extract on 27 July 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿณ Getting by
Children's wellbeing
๐Ÿž Food / food banks
๐Ÿคน Parenting
๐Ÿ’ธ Money + debt
Florrie N
My daughter is now 21 and at University but when she was at school , she got free school meals. They were a lifeline and we really struggled in the school holidays without them...
Q&A Text on 27 July 2021
๐Ÿž Food / food banks
๐Ÿณ Getting by
๐Ÿง’ Children
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿ’ธ Money + debt
Teddy W
I worry though about my earnings going over and losing the access to this vital support as Universal Credit does have a lower threshold than Working Tax Credits...
Q&A extract on 22 July 2021
๐Ÿ”ฎ Hopes + fears
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
Teddy W
Hi Ruth Yes I get FSM here in N Ireland and we are getting the allowance over the summer again this year which is a huge help. I worry though about my earnings going over and losing the access to this vital support as UC does have a lower threshold than WTC...
Q&A Text on 22 July 2021
Teddy W
I get free school meals here in N Ireland and we are getting the allowance over the summer again this year which is a huge help
Q&A extract on 22 July 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿž Food / food banks
๐Ÿณ Getting by
Erik N
Organisation is a good skill. It help a person to think before do and plan budget accordingly to accomplished the task within the time frame...
Q&A Text on 22 July 2021
Erik N
Freedom day for me anxious day still we have to leave with Covid. So many changes happened for the covid...
Q&A Text on 22 July 2021
Erik N
Freedom day for me is an anxious day
Q&A extract on 22 July 2021
๐Ÿ”ฎ Hopes + fears
Erik N
I don't get free school meal. It will help me to feed my children during summer holidays if I get...
Q&A Text on 22 July 2021
๐Ÿž Food / food banks
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿ’ธ Money + debt
Charlotte P
Yes I get free school meals for my 7 and 12 year old and in these long summer months I have to say I miss them terribly. It was one extra thing during term I didnโ€™t have to worry about...
Q&A Text on 22 July 2021
๐Ÿณ Getting by
๐Ÿ’ธ Money + debt
Charlotte P
In Northern Ireland our summer months are long. A full 8 weeks...
Q&A extract on 22 July 2021
Summer
Meg T
As I have been home educating my 16 yo son since 2019, we became no longer eligible for free school meals. There is no financial provision for Home Educating parents on low incomes at all...
Q&A Text on 22 July 2021
Meg T
The stereotype is that home educating parents are all wealthy and that because you chose not to have your child educated in the mainstream education, you are solely responsible for that decision financially too, no matter if you home educated because your child was not thriving in a conventional school environment...
Q&A extract on 22 July 2021
๐Ÿคน Parenting
๐Ÿซ School
Meg T
t one point during the pandemic, I was relying on the Real Junk Food Project's freegan box scheme - redistributing perfectly edible food, both fresh and manufactured that would be destined for landfill as it was only ยฃ10 per week to supplement my grocery shopping...
Q&A extract on 22 July 2021
๐Ÿณ Getting by
๐Ÿ”™ 2020 - looking back
Meg T
When we were last in receipt of free schools in Year 9, the daily allowance was ยฃ2.30 per day...
Q&A extract on 22 July 2021
๐Ÿซ School
๐Ÿž Food / food banks
๐Ÿง’ Children
Nellie K
Free school meals are a huge help for us. In particular the extended provision over the holidays has been very helpful...
Q&A Text on 22 July 2021
๐Ÿž Food / food banks
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿณ Getting by
Lois N
Soros. Freedom day is not Freedom Day...
Q&A Video or Audio on 22 July 2021
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Lois N
My son is on free School meals although he often prefers sandwiches or a packed lunch had to take to school. But for us in terms of holidays, in when we've been on lockdown, the free school meal vouchers, make a big difference and I know that at school if he wants to have a school meal then he can do and there's no issue with that...
Q&A Video or Audio on 22 July 2021
๐Ÿž Food / food banks
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
Enzo J
Hello I received free school meals but I find myself having to make pack lunches for 3 out of the 5 days anyway as the selection for the meals is very limited and I have a child who doesn't eat a lot of the food cooked for the meals at school there's only 2 choices per day and most of the days my child will not eat the food at all so i buy pack lunches my child doesn't not always get enough time to eat at school so she comes back with half the pack lunch in her lunch box still and tells me they only gave her enough te to eat her sandwich wasting the food my child has also been called a gannet at school because she ate fast for her age which infuriated me and now she doesn't have time to eat her lunch coz she's eating slowly because she doesn't want to be insulted again I have called out the person who called her this and also complained to the school office she's not thw only child who doesn't get enough time speaking to other parents they say their child tells them the same thing I've asked asked school but nothing she's also had food taken away from her in the lunch hall when she wasn't finished and told to go play? I feel a bit more confident with pack lunches as I can see how much she has been allowed to eat before being told your done go play so school dinners aren't always the best plan in my eyes...
Q&A Text on 22 July 2021
Children's wellbeing
๐Ÿซ School
๐Ÿž Food / food banks
Meg T
I felt organised but then I remarried a second time &sold my home to move in with my partner, which proved to be a poor decision on my part; my family structure collapsed due to the impact of Domestic Violence - 17 years ago...
Q&A Text on 21 July 2021
๐Ÿ‘ฆ Single parenting
๐Ÿšง Work
๐Ÿ’› Health + disability
Meg T
I am a nurse by profession, but also a clinically vulnerable person due to a neurological illness that many doctors don't know enough about, so I have some very strong views on the subject...
Q&A Text on 21 July 2021
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
๐Ÿ˜ท Covid-19
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Enzo J
I am going to continue to wear my mask myself and several other parents I have spoken to about this have all said the same thing we will continue to take socail distancing measures and wear our masks in public spaces I wore my mask through town on freedom day and I got a few funny looks from people not wearing masks but I held my head up and stayed safe I don't think covid is over and I will continue to protect my mother and all the other vulnerable people out there aswell as my family safe yes we all need to get back to normality but at what cost I think this is a very thoughtless move it Is still too soon to say we are all safe in my opinion I hope all of you stay safe and take care of yourselves
Q&A Text on 20 July 2021
๐Ÿ•บ Keeping healthy
๐Ÿ˜ท Covid-19
Aurora T
We are socially isolated. I will continue to wear a mask when in public indoor areas...
Q&A Text on 19 July 2021
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
Children's wellbeing
๐Ÿณ Getting by
Summer
Charlie B
Hey, so you're free tonight. Waking day and mental health issues...
Q&A Video or Audio on 18 July 2021
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
๐Ÿ”ฎ Hopes + fears
๐ŸŒฆ Mental health
๐Ÿ˜ท Covid-19
Nellie K
Iโ€™m trying not to think about it. Every time I do it sets my anxiety spiralling...
Q&A Text on 17 July 2021
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
๐ŸŒฆ Mental health
Children's wellbeing
๐Ÿ˜ท Covid-19
Teddie G
If I have to contact them I use the phone , but in all honesty Iโ€™m phone shy I hate speaking on the phone with people I donโ€™t knowโ€ฆ....
Q&A Text on 17 July 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
Teddie G
Freedom day โ€ฆโ€ฆ....
Q&A Text on 17 July 2021
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
๐Ÿ”ฎ Hopes + fears
๐Ÿ˜ท Covid-19
Teddie G
Not sure on the government but my trust in the media is very little, as the sister of a murder victim I know to well how the media can twist things, over report things and pick and choose what stories they want to coverโ€ฆ...
Q&A Text on 17 July 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Charlotte P
In mainland England there will be a lessening of restrictions. Over in Northern Ireland we are still having many restrictions...
Q&A Text on 16 July 2021
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
Charlotte P
In mainland England there will be a lessening of restrictions. Over in Northern Ireland we are still having many restrictions...
Q&A extract on 16 July 2021
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
Alex R
I desperately want my autistic daughter to be in school. This would allow me to get out and work towards improving my mental health by getting back to psychology appts...
Q&A Text on 15 July 2021
๐Ÿซ School
๐ŸŒฆ Mental health
โ›‘ Support
Danni M
I live in a busy residential are which is a mixture of both private and social housing. Itโ€™s very busy and noisy but that doesnโ€™t bother us...
Q&A Text on 14 July 2021
๐Ÿข Housing
โ›‘ Support
Danni M
I use the journal on my UC account to speak to my work coach and I quite like it. However it is quite hit and miss as to how quickly they respond, sometimes an hour, sometimes 2 weeks!...
Q&A Text on 14 July 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
Nellie K
Currently my husband is self-employed, he finished his first year during the pandemic and we have been relying on the relaxed minimum income floor as he isnโ€™t earning enough...
Q&A extract on 13 July 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿšง Work
Nellie K
โ€˜Getting outโ€™ has actually been a hot topic in our house the last few weeks. We are both facing change within the system...
Q&A Text on 13 July 2021
๐Ÿคน Parenting
๐Ÿšง Work
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿณ Getting by
Nellie K
He was made redundant from his previous job in university admin and it was a job that impacted his mental health baldly. He has been out of the workforce for 2...
Q&A extract on 13 July 2021
๐Ÿšง Work
Lois N
I'm really lucky where we live. We have a garden, although that's my access to...
Q&A Video or Audio on 13 July 2021
๐Ÿข Housing
๐Ÿ•บ Keeping healthy
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
Lois N
I'm really lucky where we live. We have a garden, although my access to that garden is limited because I have horrendous neighbours...
Q&A extract on 13 July 2021
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
๐Ÿข Housing
Lois N
Obviously, it would be ideal to talk on the phone, but whilst that's not possible I'm really satisfied with the journal. And there have been some people who've answered me on there and been really, really helpful...
Q&A extract on 13 July 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
Lois N
Hi, thanks for the question. I really love the journal...
Q&A Video or Audio on 13 July 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Lois N
I feel Covid Realities is very much part of this process for me, of feeling empowered and heard. I believe social injustice is systemic and in particular, stigmas around having to claim benefits, regardless of circumstances, are many and mostly incredibly unfair...
Q&A extract on 13 July 2021
๐Ÿ‘ฅ Covid Realities
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Lois N
Hi All, Thatโ€™s a really inspiring story, Geoff. Hope little one gets better soon! I think my getting organised was deciding not to be silent about significant issues...
Q&A Text on 13 July 2021
๐Ÿ‘ฅ Covid Realities
๐Ÿšง Work
โ›‘ Support
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Syeda F
Hi James In answer to your question of how I would prefer to get in touch with the DWP, I would not say the answer is an "either, or". I would depend entirely on why I was needing to get in touch with you...
Q&A Text on 10 July 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿณ Getting by
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Jen S
Hard. As a worker who's gone from having two full time wages to one at 80% and one at 50% (had to take a part time job after redundancy as its all I could get) it's hard to struggle but watch those who don't work and claim benefits get extra help when nothing financially has changed for them...
Q&A Text on 09 July 2021
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
๐Ÿšง Work
๐Ÿ’ธ Money + debt
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Jen S
I lost my job due to redundancies in September and had to find a new one quickly so got a part time role in a supermarket which covered my bills and nothing else...
Q&A Text on 09 July 2021
๐Ÿšง Work
๐Ÿ’ธ Money + debt
๐Ÿณ Getting by
Jen S
I am almost at this stage. I have no one to turn to for help so not 100% sure what I will do if things don't get better soon...
Q&A Text on 09 July 2021
๐Ÿณ Getting by
๐Ÿ’ธ Money + debt
Jen S
I do not have a lot of trust or faith in them anymore. Its been a really long year of mental health hell and even though they have supported us with furlough or extra ยฃ20 a week for those on benefits they have not really helped out the working class who are the ones who struggle more...
Q&A Text on 09 July 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
๐ŸŒฆ Mental health
Jen S
I am not in touch with them
Q&A Text on 09 July 2021
Charlie B
I've got two special needs children at that time and traveling, traveling around and public transport staying in a hotel was very interesting and very difficult going from different restricted areas, going from Leicester to London on, and then from London to Sussex who at the time were a tier lower on lockdown than us...
Q&A extract on 09 July 2021
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
Charlie B
I so how big tank? He's was my University and having lockdown has been a very interesting one. We live in London and how I tell level at the beginning, was a lower tier than my daughter's at Uni...
Q&A Video or Audio on 09 July 2021
Charlie B
Hey sorry, was flat. So we have a small small but we do have a small Free, Birds London, flat built the 1960s...
Q&A Video or Audio on 09 July 2021
Charlie B
Hey, sorry. Yeah...
Q&A Video or Audio on 09 July 2021
Charlie B
I guess the most important thing for me being on here, taking part in this, is mental health through Covid. Mine's been up and down more times than a roller coaster in Thorpe park...
Q&A extract on 09 July 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Mental health
๐Ÿ‘ฅ Covid Realities
Nellie K
As an autistic person, online communication is absolutely preferable. Using the phone is hugely disorientating, overwhelming, and likely to trigger a meltdown...
Q&A Text on 08 July 2021
๐Ÿ’› Health + disability
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
Aurora T
Whereas speaking to people online could be effective for smaller queries, I would personally prefer to speak to someone by telephone....
Q&A Text on 07 July 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
Fiona T
I would like to stay in touch with the DWP through an instant chat facility. This means they must promptly provide support and not leave days without responding...
Q&A Text on 07 July 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
Meg T
I live on the outskirts of the small town of approximately 70,000 people. I live on a housing estate made up of privately-owned and socially rented homes as determined by the colour of your front door; white for private, black for socially rented...
Q&A Text on 07 July 2021
๐Ÿ’› Health + disability
๐Ÿข Housing
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
Meg T
I live on the outskirts of the small town of approximately 70,000 people. I live on a housing estate made up of privately-owned and socially rented homes as determined by the colour of your front door; white for private, black for socially rented...
Q&A extract on 07 July 2021
๐Ÿข Housing
Meg T
My area has been a Covid hotspot during the pandemic - I have been shielding throughout as I am clinically vulnerable (although not recognised by my GP and the government) and have not succumbed to Covid-19, but I know of two people in my circle who were so ill they needed critical care intervention otherwise they would have died, plus 4 others who contracted it but didn't require hospitalisation...
Q&A extract on 07 July 2021
๐Ÿ˜ท Covid-19
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
Meg T
Poverty is a human rights violation & is life threatening, both physically & mentally. I think it's important to reiterate that absolutely anybody can be plunged into poverty as a consequence of circumstances beyond their control...
Q&A Text on 07 July 2021
๐Ÿ‘ฅ Covid Realities
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
Meg T
Hi James. This is actually an interesting question...
Q&A Text on 07 July 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿ’› Health + disability
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Teddy W
I like the formality of the journal. Although it can be time consuming and there is a massive reliant on what we post not being removed as I have heard of some applicants having some of their journal removed...
Q&A Text on 07 July 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
Charlie B
I don't fully trust the media but I feel the government is doing a fantastic job
Q&A Text on 05 July 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Charlie B
We've also had a TRA, Tenancy Residence Association set up a food bank which I've been very grateful to receive food parcels from, but also been able to volunteer to as well...
Q&A extract on 05 July 2021
Charlie B
I live in a council estate, right at the back of \[anonymised\] college. So here it is very much mixed with our Properties sort of 200, 250, 300 thousand pound flat to 1-2 million pound houses just literally, just off and around the estate, close to where Maggie Thatcher used to live...
Q&A extract on 05 July 2021
๐Ÿข Housing
Charlie B
Oh yes, I live in London. I see 21...
Q&A Video or Audio on 05 July 2021
Charlie B
Hi so yeah for email personally but I'm not always great at explaining in an email but most of the time I use the phone sign them up. So that's the quickest way when you can get when you can get through...
Q&A Video or Audio on 05 July 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
Charlotte P
I suppose whatโ€™s important to me at this time is just to keep the kids feeling up beat. In Northern Ireland our Educational Authority havenโ€™t even outlined how the kids will return to school in August and what measures will be put in place...
Q&A Text on 03 July 2021
๐Ÿง’ Children
Children's wellbeing
๐Ÿซ School
Charlotte P
My winds father is torturing me with his research and his ideas and all his media quotes about vaccinations etc. I completely respect everyoneโ€™s own decision but to force their opinions on me isnโ€™t nice or respectful...
Q&A Text on 03 July 2021
๐Ÿ’› Health + disability
๐Ÿ˜ท Testing and vaccines
๐Ÿ˜ท Covid-19
Charlotte P
Stressful and hard and exhausting. I felt so alone in the world and thatโ€™s a heavy load mentally...
Q&A Text on 03 July 2021
๐Ÿข Housing
๐Ÿณ Getting by
๐Ÿซ School
๐Ÿง’ Children
๐Ÿคน Parenting
Charlotte P
I live in Belfast. Itโ€™s difficult at times raising children here because my kids are what I call โ€˜dolly mixturesโ€™ they have both Protestant and Catholic parents...
Q&A Text on 03 July 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
๐Ÿซ School
๐Ÿง’ Children
Charlotte P
I like zoom meetings so they can see us as people and not as a number. I like sharing my story and my experiences with them so they hear the real us...
Q&A Text on 03 July 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Lexie G
I would prefer to contact them via face to face meetings but telephone is adequate at the moment. I would like to only speak to one person that knew my history and was supportive and made me feel like a human being with feelings and who is obviously in need of help and not judgement...
Q&A Text on 01 July 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Paige E
Iโ€™m so sorry I thought I had answered this question. During lockdown I was living with my daughter due to building work on my home...
Q&A Text on 28 June 2021
๐Ÿข Housing
Summer
Paige E
Before covid I was a voluntary trainee benefits advisor in a charity based advice centre but also in receipt of universal credit myself. I found when ringing on behalf of a client and getting through security and the client being asked if I could speak on their behalf the way I was dealt with is totally different to the way I am treated when ringing for myself...
Q&A Text on 28 June 2021
๐Ÿšง Work
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
Chrissy N
Contacting DWP online would be so much better than phone calls. Iโ€™ve been on hold for up to an hour on several occasions, and my partner is autistic and a stammer...
Q&A Text on 28 June 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐Ÿ’› Health + disability
Erik N
I am live in E3 area. The area is generally good and green...
Q&A Text on 28 June 2021
๐Ÿข Housing
Erik N
I prefer to contact DWP by email. Over the phone it sometimes pose difficult to explain the situation...
Q&A Text on 28 June 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
Erik J
Hi and thanks for your interest with this question. I am currently claiming legacy benefits due to long term health and mental health issues, for me it would be much better if I could communicate with you if necessary via online chat...
Q&A Text on 28 June 2021
๐Ÿ—ณ Benefits
๐ŸŒฆ Mental health
Alex R
I live in an affluent town near Braemar. Its beautiful with the seaside, a castle and woods with history...
Q&A Text on 25 June 2021
๐Ÿข Housing
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Aurora T
I live in the middle of an industrialised part of London. It is one of the small pockets of housing in the area...
Q&A Text on 21 June 2021
๐Ÿข Housing
๐Ÿ’ธ Money + debt
Bereavement
Aurora T
We are also vulnerable to homelessness because of high housing costs. I've so far managed to stave that off for now, but the situation looms ahead...
Q&A extract on 21 June 2021
๐Ÿš€ Future
Meg T
As far as the Government goes, I have no trust in them whatsoever. And the problem is, the opposition hasn't been up to par either to challenge them on the mishandling of the Pandemic...
Q&A Text on 18 June 2021
๐ŸŒฆ Politics & stigma
Chrissy N
I live on a post war council housing estate, where a large number of houses are now private. Itโ€™s very green and was designed that way...
Q&A Text on 18 June 2021
๐Ÿข Housing
๐Ÿ•ฐ Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
๐Ÿ’› Health + disability
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