Jean’s Story

These last few years, they’ve been hard for us. I’ve got a job at least. It’s just 10 hours a week though (evening cleaning job). I’ve been looking for more hours, but I have my granddaughter 5 days a week.  

I get Universal Credit and those Personal Independence Payments, because I’ve been struggling with my mental health. But it’s not enough. A lot of my anxiety is caused by worrying where I’ll get money for food each week. The bills just keep on coming. It’s a constant stress.  

This last year, I’ve made some serious cutbacks to my food shops It’s even affected Harry (Dog) as I can’t afford the food he likes any more. He’s started to get sick. I come each week to the food pantry, it helps take the pressure off but things are still tight.