this is essentially the exact same link, but with further updates and summaries, such as ‘i’ve somehow managed to get myself and my mother to survive on roughly £10k for 8-9 months, even with rent being £1100 a month, food being in the region of £170-180 a month, and incidentals like boiler repairs [being taken out of our money rather than our landlord’s three times before he transferred over responsibility of paying the gas guy to himself] ect’
that money, built up over time and drained away over time, has been an astounding aid, it has literally kept us alive for the past 8-9 months
i have, of course, been continually applying for jobs and apprenticeships because honestly? i hate living like this, on the charity of strangers and hand-to-mouth. it’s literally something that makes me sick to my stomach, for a number of reasons. pride, of course, is foremost among them, but also the fear of the donations slowing to a near stop, because this is, aside from housing benefit which after governmental cuts only helps the bare minimum amount, the only income we have.
we’re exceptionally poor and surviving on what little my mother has of life savings and your donations
i have very little in my account left over after paying the rent and food this month, and i’m honestly terrified because i have no idea how we can afford next month’s rent
i’m sure you’re tired of hearing about this, but under this government it is well-documented that it hates those below the poverty line, like myself and my mother, and poverty + recent stresses about her health and my own wellbeing don’t just go away. they’re continued things.
i have many people who can personally and honestly vouch for me that my situation is terrible, because they’ve seen it. i may have only started to swallow my pride and ask for help these past two years or so, but i’ve got people who’ve known this shitshow from the start, seven years ago
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