Charlotte and her wonderful team continue to perform small miracles, and help all those new people who have been sent to Ashton Under Lyne, after their own jobcenter closed!
I don’t know how they have managed to keep doing this every week, but next week is their fourth year of standing up to fight against the intolerance of the jobcenter – well done to you all 🙂
Today’s demo started rather hurriedly and to be honest I didn’t know if I was coming or going. This feeling was amplified because it was cold, rainy and my daughter was a bit fed up. understandable of course. But she soon settled down into our usual routine and all was well.
We are seeing a lot of new faces due to Stalybridge Jobcentre shutting. They don’t know us and what we are doing, and we don’t know them or their situations either. So we have to start from scratch, which at times isn’t easy. But it’s a whole lot harder for them.
I started a conversation with a man who had been previously attending Stalybridge Jobcentre for his appointments. The first thing that he said to me was that he couldn’t believe how rude the front desk staff are at Ashton Jobcentre, and how rude some of the advisors are also…
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