This memoir is available from 11th July 2019
Some people may think that living in Britain has a safety net for ones that find themselves at a disadvantage to others.
People who are able bodied or well enough to work. Those that work but get top ups from Universal credit.
If you fall out of work, there’s benefits in the UK. It’ll be alright.
Not the case.
What if you were 16. Moved around the system with no stability or a place to call home?
Then finding yourself pregnant
Checking into a women’s refuge.
Stealing for needs to survive.
Lots of hard hitting facts in this down to earth fact speaking messages.
A child disowned by its parents lead to a lot of psychological damage.
As this writer puts it “they lose their minds on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas, all the days supposed to be spent with family”
It’s a real eye opener to how Britain is failing citizens of its own country.
It’s not all doom and gloom, oh no. This girls a fighter.
Her child is loved.
And although this woman is kicked both physically, literally and metaphorically she stands tall.
Living below the poverty line in Britain is a catch 22 position.
No one wants to give you a better job, you don’t fit in.
Most are given jobs on the minimum wage which offers no add on top ups, rent goes up, utility bills increase and the public spendature is cut.
This woman has a sense of humour and I laughed out loud.
But couldn’t get past the thought of, we laugh, we shield ourselves from the emotional pain.
We laugh, sometimes as a defence mechanism.
It’s a truly remarkable down to earth FACTUAL event.
It could one day be anyone’s story.
It could one day be yours.
I really hope not.
This is surviving.
We shouldn’t just need to be on the brink of something to just survive. We should be enjoying life.
Cash reminds herself of the important things; love for her daughter; community and friendship; and through this, Britain (government) need to change to protect those vulnerable in society and give them a “leg up”.
The majority of us are working class. But that takes effort or luck to get there.
The poverty line is real in Britain.
Cash can prove it!
I was sent this unsolicited book from Ebury Publishing today.
I only intended to skim it and maybe read it later but I was hooked.
I’ve got nothing done, been sat reading this.
Cash really knows how to “tell it like it is” it was like sitting next to her and her telling me her life (so far) story.
Below is the proof copy