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Lexie G
12 July 2021
I am not looking forward to job centres reopening. In my experience they're nothing short of useless and a source of extra embarrassment...
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Danni M
14 July 2021
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!...
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Aurora T
12 July 2021
I’m quite apprehensive about the job centres reopening. Always feel an almost sense of doom...
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🌦 Politics & stigma
Aurora T
19 July 2021
Today I discovered the provision for summer clubs is instead of the free school meal holiday voucher scheme. Fine when these clubs are close-by...
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🍞 Food / food banks
Lois N
22 July 2021
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...
🍞 Food / food banks
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Lois N
13 July 2021
Hi, thanks for the question. I really love the journal...
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🌦 Politics & stigma
Nellie K
22 July 2021
Free school meals are a huge help for us. In particular the extended provision over the holidays has been very helpful...
🍞 Food / food banks
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Lexie G
27 July 2021
The removal of the £20 uplift will mean I will have to chose between heating my home and myself and my husband eating. The removal of £20 may not seem a lot to people in government who see it as pocket change but to us as a family it really does mean choosing between heating and eating...
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🌦 Politics & stigma
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💸 Money + debt
Charlie B
05 July 2021
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...
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Dorothy T
12 May 2021
My son has Global developmental delays and low functioning autism, and his full-time career. So I'm not expected to look for work, which is Understandable, because life's hard enough...
Children's wellbeing
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