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Oxfordshire Unite Against Austerity!
Age UK Oxfordshire estimates that 14,000 of the county’s 120,000 pensioners are now living below the poverty line. They said: ‘Rising costs degrade the quality of life for people…Older people face a squeeze…Energy costs are rocketing, food does not get any cheaper.’ Many pensioners living in areas of Banbury and Oxford are officially classified as ‘deprived’ while nearly half of those living in rural Oxfordshire are in the worst 10 percent in the country in terms of accessibility of services. 341 more words
So this is a topic I have wanted to approach for some time – but I’m aware that it can be an incredibly painful topic to talk about, so I am attaching some warnings to this: I will be talking about self-harm, suicide, depression and self-loathing, so if you feel like reading about this will have a negative effect on your well-being, please don’t continue reading! 1,109 more words