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Happy Whatever.


When most are partying and enjoying time with loved ones please take a moment to think of those who are alone, suffering, cold, hungry, homeless or simply unable to take part in what most think of as normal.

Bless those who desire a friend. Pray for those who have torments both personally or within their family life. Send out loving thoughts to the ones who want nothing more than to step out of the situation they are in and take part in the festivities.

To have a hair cut, spend a few hours with a dear friend, sip a glass of wine, nibble on a chocolate, see their parents smiling faces and laugh as though life were normal and carefree.

Please think of those people, some of them only children and remember that not everyone has something to smile about this Christmas.

Thank you, Carole.

ps please have a beautiful time and all the very best for the coming new year.x

Written by carolecarrick

December 23, 2014 at 10:51 pm

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The low levels that Ashton Jobcentre will go to to sanction people.

The poor side of life


23 week pregnant woman sanctioned.

The above woman (wearing costume so the Jobcentre staff don’t recognise her) was sanctioned when 23 weeks pregnant. The reason you may ask…. for attending a work fare interview (work for nothing) at B&Q.

Whilst at the interview they noticed that she was pregnant and they said yep we will put you on light duties…. The jobcentre decided otherwise… in their words “we are sanctioning you because you told them that you were pregnant”.

So in other words she was meant to break all health and safety laws in the uk and not declare that she was pregnant. How on earth can this be right? It isn’t. She was heartbroken. She had walked a few miles to this workfare interview and she saw it as her last hope of not being sanctioned.

Ashton Under Lyne Jobcentre knowingly target pregnant women. On one of our demonstrations…

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Written by carolecarrick

December 16, 2014 at 4:48 pm

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