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AUSTERITY AND CUTS ACTION AND SUPPORT GROUP
Austerity and Cuts Advice and Support Group will meet on Wednesday mornings weekly between 10am – 1pm at the Friends Meeting House, 5 South Terrace, Hastings near the centre of town. The first meeting is on the 21st of November 2018.
The new peer to peer group aims to provide help and support for all those affected by and going through the cuts , austerity, disability assessments and sanctions.
It invites interest and involvement by those trained and experienced in advice support and also health and care professionals. But it is mainly peer to peer for mutual help and understanding.
The meetings will aim on practical help and supporting people through the assessments, form filling, appeals and sanctions. It will also aim to help develop people personally and also provide a Pauper’s Lunch and Talk between 12 noon and 1pm with interesting topics and people to help create awareness and raise funds to help those being affected.
Soup and simple fare will be provided, but hopefully the Pauper’s Lunch will graduate into a Pot Luck and people bringing their own contributions as a truly community led and focused event.
The New Peer to Peer Support Group is being set up by myself, June Knight.
I am a former mental health nurse and worked in most areas. In addition I did case management, care organiser and did a management course, which I found very interesting as it helped put the problems and challenges of life into a structured, intelligent way of approach and problem solving
I also have background knowledge and training as a Citizens Advice Bureau Adviser. I managed websites supporting and advising people on disability and the assessments. I managed a website on bad property management and the problem of disrepair and right to safe housing now legal aid has been taken away from tenant/landlord cases.
I managed to take two cases through court regarding disrepair and eviction, and defending the citizens right to freedom of speech and investigative journalism. I totally destroyed the opposition argument until the judge had no other choice but to throw the case out of court. I did a lot better job than the current lawyers and legal services on offer. I got results and also got my case dismissed in trying to gag people reporting and recording what is going on in an age of austerity and cuts and no legal aid and no access to justice. It could have led to a precedent which would have stopped anyone else reporting and recording what was happening and the affect. I did these alone due to the lack of law and the loss or Legal Aid. I feel everyone needs to be informed, advised and supported in being equipped during these times.
I have had experience of a looking after a brain damaged special needs boy through most of his childhood and adolescence. I also had both parents suffer and deteriorate into dementia and go through that long awful journey of progressive illness and loss. I have taken much on and managed it. Managed my father’s funeral which I think is a last act of love and respect. And cut down the funeral directors costs and nonsense. It was personal and individual, and at the end even the funeral director and celebrant said. “That was one of the best funerals they had ever attended, and they certainly knew who was in the coffin.”
A “Founders” base of company business structure is preferred as I believe in organisation, direction and having people in overall charge who are willing to take up the responsibility and direction of goals and objectives. I will be looking for a core founders group of people and professionals with project management ability, law and financial skills.This new website is being built and an official email and contact number
Contact 07488 274765 (Text is Best)
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