Various diarists were in receipt of financial assistance from
welfare and other benefits.
on at the
Job Centre - because my part time work doesn't pay enough to live
on I am in receipt of some JSA (Job Seeker's Allowance) and Housing Benefit.
letter, a form to fill in from Incapacity Benefit. Find relevant details and
fill in form.
- After I finished work I go
to the post office to collect the family allowance, showing my age as most
people refer to it as child benefit. It's £26.30 and goes into
the general housekeeping pot, for buying food anyway
the supermarkets to do some of the food shopping for our family. We live on
a very tight budget so it's a case of comparing prices and checking out
the special offers in the supermarkets.
One diarist works in the council's Housing Grants Department.
- . . . in Private Sector Housing
giving a maximum of £25000 for the renovation of houses in the area.
Today we approved two grants in Ystradgynlais. Last week was the biggest grant
we have ever done, at Friars Yard, to convert it into 15 flats, so that is
exciting for the next two years. I wonder what it will be like 100 years from
Another diarist considers the question of benefits generally
from a different perspective:
Other diarists work in the field of charitable funding.
- Did home visit re transport
information. Discuss funding for project with our chair. I work for a registered
charity and funding is always an issue.
Others give to charity:
- Sent a donation to help the
people suffering from famine and civil war in Africa.