“I have no idea how I am going to pay my mortgage” are the words uttered to me in anguish down the phone by a friend, this comes moments after Boris Johnson announced the third supposedly ‘final’ of national lockdowns.
Its hard to make a positive case for the government when it comes to their handling of the Coronavirus pandemic, but then you could also argue that the government have done a lot to help families facing financial difficulties,
But then they shut down your place of work and grind your industry to a halt, so how can it then be justified that you cannot pay your bills? And then your not even eligible for furlough payments?? 🤔 due to you losing your job in the first national lockdown and you now fall between the cracks. Is this right and just???
What real support is there for people? Answers on a postcard please…. because a quick search on google doesn’t make this any clearer 🤷🏻
I can’t help but think back to my first every blog (just casual plug if you haven’t already read it) and wonder about the mounting pressure again being heaped onto some young men at the start of this new year . This new national lockdown must come as a hammer blow to some who were expecting to start this new year with renewed hope that stress and hardships were coming to an end. I’m concerned for some of my friends that have just about managed to keep their heads above water over the last 6 months, their savings depleting and the same struggle continuing as they bear the harrowing heaps of stress and anxiety to provide for their families.
I suppose im asking the question, what alternative help is really available if you don’t qualify for the furlough scheme and if you haven’t been self employed long enough to claim a government grant??
So many questions… very few answers and alas the struggle continues 💪🏻