Today’s demo. Some hope.

The poor side of life

I never know what to expect at our weekly demonstrations. It’s hard to judge what could happen. The DWP system makes life chaotic for claimants so we work around that.

We gave our food parcels out in record time again. Many thanks to Pauline for this. They have become a lifeline for claimants.

We had good news from one of the claimants who was on our video that we made with the guardian. Not Melvin sadly, but another chap. At last he’s had his first ESA payment and he can now eat. What a feeling that must be. I can bet he is in a state of shock. He told me that he will pay our kindness forward. How fantastic is that. I hope that it won’t be too long before he is offered somewhere permanent to live.

We had coffee and cake sent over from a local cafe. I…

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