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18 Aug 2023

Edison P

What new beginnings are you looking forward to?

I am looking forward to some routine now that our children here in Scotland are back to school.

Not having to worry about my daughter being fed during the day and how I am going to keep her entertained now the summer holidays are over.

I feel selfish even thinking this way but life is just so hard.

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24 Jul 2023

Erik W

On Wednesday my brother is getting married, unfortunately I am not able to go due the cost of traveling, smart clothes and other expenses. Last night as I sat thinking about this I found myself writing my thoughts. So below I share this writing which is something I rarely talk about. But please enjoy.

I sit here in near darkness,

In the comfortof my home,

But standing in the room, dressed in high victorian clothes,

Standing, chatting, drinking,

are people I don't know,

I try to be respectful,

In the corner where I sit,

with the ticking of my clocks disstracting me a bit,

Then I catch my thoughts a bit,

I'm really here alone,

My mind plays odd tricks on me,

It has done all my life,

That's why I sit here all alone,

No friends, no company, no wife.

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15 Jul 2023

Sadie Q

Do you feel able to plan for the future?

For me

Low income = financial insecurity

Cost of living = food insecurity

Interest rates rising = Home insecurity.

Increase in fuel costs= Further insecurity, cold winters, less travel in my car, less cooked meals .

All this creates serious anxiety for me when I begin to plan for my future.

We have the right to plan for our future, but when you are desperately trying to keep your head above the water on a daily basis its very hard to think ahead.

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15 May 2023

Katie S

Have you had any financial support from your local council?


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24 Oct 2022

Beverly W

What's on my mind lately is the economic mess the country is in. Not only is it enough of an issue that we are going cold hungry and unwashed, but the knock-on effect of increased "everything else" is a huge worry for us.

In April when my current tenancy ends, we face the prospect of a rent increase based on the cost of living for all. I'm dreading this more than anything else. Faced with having to pay the rent increase or move I simply don't have the energy to deal with that. When your backs against the wall and there's no safety net for people like us, where am I meant to turn?

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