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Yesterday’s  demonstration outside Ashton Under Lyne Jobcentre. ESA payment delayed and unreasonable local housing association. 

September 23, 2016

The poor side of life

Today’s demonstration was hard but full of solidarity. It has reminded me of how many people out in the community do actually care.

Today we spoke to a man that we had met last week. He had been made homeless two days before we saw him and had been temporarily housed in the local Travel Lodge. He hadn’t ate because he had no food, and he didn’t know where to go for help. He approached us and the look on his face was one of total desperation.

The first thing that I had to do was to phone the ESA department (Employment Support Allowance). He had been promised a payment, and he showed me the letter to evidence this. We waited 20 minutes for the call to be put through, listening to endless recitles of Vivaldis The Four Seasons. This is by no means unusual. The reason why he couldn’t…

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  1. jeffrey davies permalink
    September 23, 2016 5:57 pm

    10pounds greatly given jeff3

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