Once I am gone the young people I work with (or would have worked with in the future) will have no-one who works independently from school to talk to about the issues they are facing. They will not be able to access support from anyone in school with the same level of knowledge as me, or who can offer the same level of confidentiality, around sexual health, drugs, relationships, anxiety, self-harm or anger and aggression. I have eight years experience working in the school and have built up good relationships with staff and outside agencies, we work together to support the young people with the voice of the young person at the heart of whatever I do. I do not believe that anyone else in school can offer the same level of service once I am gone.
Cutting funds for the voluntary sector, means breakdown in family circumstances. If you want young families to be able to work you need to provide cost effective childcare and affordable housing. Today's children are tomorrow's adults, we need to invest in their future. We were not all born with a silver spoon in our mouth and being a single parent who has brought up two children and managed to educate them in the necessity of earning a good living and providing for themself and their family, I am disappointed that the new government has lost sight of the need to look after the poorest in our society and how to educate them in making the necessary changes in their lives. Cuts to childcare only means more unemployment, more poverty and lack of motivation to new generations.
High risk domestic violence survivors and their children will be placed at further and higher risk of serious harm and homicide. This will not only ruin lives, but also cost the state more money in the long run.
My mother is a foster carer of children with SEN, without the support in the voluntary sector, there is not a chance that my mother will be able to continue being a foster carer. I just can't imagine it....
Nearly all the activities for our residents with learning difficulties will be shut including day centres, and their allowances have been cut so they have less to spend hence we need to find activities that cost no money.