llegitimi non carborundum ;) (Don’t Let The B******s Grind You Down)

Bedroom Tax Is The New Victorian Window Tax

Today I’ve been working along side a range of people as they sign up to the GenieHomeSwap promotion and one thing has become clear.  There is one thing uniting us all, not only here in the UK but all over the world… What is it? The impending cuts that threaten us all! But the bigger question is do we agree with how our governments are spending our money? We keep seeing how MP’s in Britain can claim for holiday Homes,  Fuel Mileage and even the meals eaten at their meetings. Whereas their poor hard working commoners are scrapping the last of their food together to make ‘Friday night surprise’.  In America people are signing please do not resuscitate orders because they can’t afford the insurance anymore and their medical bills are too high. This is meant to be the time of freedom, a time of health, happiness and well being… But all I see is the on coming of destruction because our governments are just not in touch with the people they are supposed to represent.

In Britain we are still very much a divided society, one wherein the higher ranks of well-to-do families still have the idea that ‘If I can claim for it, then I bloody well should’ A land of ‘we are the entitled, so therefore we will’ when in fact there are now over 4,000,000 children suffering in hardship whilst the MP’s dine at the Ivy.

The reason that the politicians of this country just don’t understand their constituents (or could even comprehend how to begin living the life we do) is because the only time they come in contact with us is election time when they are rallying. Just because in America they employed Beyonce too shake her tushy (And whilst I’m not denying she doesn’t do it well) but what I’m getting at is it doesn’t mean the candidate knows anything about a country’s actual well being except for the tosh they are encouraged to feed them before show time. It’s actually a very clever sales pitch and they are using harmonic distortion to raise your moral……….Think about it

It’s the same here in England, candidates promise us the world and implement bedroom tax on the poor families who’s children have actually left the country now because the cost of living is too much or have moved to the other end of the nation to look for work. In the Victorian times we had window tax this is the same, don’t you think? Its just a way of the government trying to look proactive to the what they think is the important people in life. But that’s where they’re wrong!

I understand that plenty of rich people do fantastic things for charity but what they don’t realise is after claiming 15 years of child benefit for 4 children at £240 a month,  DLA at high care at £292 every month and the mobility part at another £290 on top of their 65,000 joint income is morally wrong when there are children suffering.  I understand that they give immense amounts to charities but most of these are in fact foreign ones.  Why not continue with what they are doing (with regards charity work) but not claim that extra £1000 a month in benefit or several thousand for that holiday home.  By claiming it, they have taken it from the ones who need it  most. People lose their homes, Their jobs everything as soon as they fall to behind the poverty line

The backbone of our nations are the hard working families, and those who love and support each other in times of need. These people who don’t judge you, or fleece you when you’re down on your luck. The people that stop to help you in the street.  The passionate people who when they see something stand up and shout ……………NO.

If they truly knew us, like I know the people where I live, they wouldn’t be treating us this way.  People are dying in my country because they are stripping their benefit away from them just to meet the latest government projection so they can continue to lie to the hierarchy and receive their bonus. The cost of living goes up benefit goes down. Tax cuts for the rich, and crippling penalties for the poor.

I would like you all to imagine them raising a silver spoon and shouting

‘All for one and one for all’

 If only that were true

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20002362  Shocking

Stats Are Funny Things

Right now I’m a bit sleep deprived and just about to make a drink,  settle down and do some blogging whilst Rowan is crashed out and comfortable. What do I find? That even though there’s loads of content in my blog; ranging from funding advice to family dilemmas and even some good old fashioned detective work. Your favourite part of my blog according to my stats is the detective work and the Quantum diaries. Funnily enough this has still been troubling me to the point when I do sleep I just have troubled dreams. There must be something I can do right? Someway I can get justice for us all. I mean over 700 businesses and families suffering at the hands of those rogues. Plus there is the poor people like me who just got a bespoke design for several thousand of pounds.

I recently wrote a post about how a Greek mythology story had a very good hidden meaning and maybe I should and could apply that to my life. It also taught you to try and look forward to your future and pay little attention to your past. But what if the past is still affecting so many people now? Doesn’t that still qualify as a current problem and therefore apply to the future?

My friends, if I have mislead you by saying this, then I’m sorry, it wasn’t my intention; but as a normal person with compassion and bucket loads of empathy I can’t stand on the sidelines anymore and leave this alone. My conscience will not allow it, My subconscious is already giving me a run for my money and it’s not in my genetic make up to lie down to people who think they are smarter than me.

We all deserve the truth and an independent figure investigating what has happened x

Let it begin again 🙂

Wow what a journey indeed of discovery as I never thought I would be saying these words again x

Love to all

Genies Mum x x

 

 

Will You Judge Me?

I am toying with an idea, whether I should put something on my blog

Its to direct people to a fantastic page about some friends who have helped me.

But you would also meet me, but I’m not looking at my best 🙂

So what would you do? Go :p in the face of society and not care about being judged…..or

Would you hold it back and hope your friends get enough coverage on their own x

I will sleep on it

It all comes down to the fear of being rejected by society. How silly to feel this way

Love to all x

AMAZING PEOPLE AND AN AMAZING DAY

Today i have spent time with some amazing people and it’s been an amazing day!

So why so weary?

I feel a little emotional now as people keep telling me I’m an inspiration, but I don’t see why. I’m just doing what anyone else would do.

This question is causing a little conflict inside me because if this isn’t what a normal person would do then why not? That plays on my mind and will always continue to be painful to understand. The only way I have found to be comfortable in my own skin is by helping others.

I think that’s why I get on so well with all the people at the Trussell Trust. They keep saying thank you to me but isn’t that backwards. They were the ones who fed my family in their hours of need.

Do you know just how fabulous they really are, and me doing that interview/story on the BBC about how my family has been struggling, has actively made people phone and donate 😀

I am very humbled to think people could relate to our situation enough to give and care. That’s the world I want to be in, one where we all can be assured that no matter what if something happens someone will be there to catch you. And when you’re back on your feet you would do the same.

Having my children has been the biggest adventure yet and Rowan my disabled son has been a great teacher too. The amount of pain my son goes through on a daily basis with his neck or hip must be very hard he just laughs or plays and has fun. That’s the real inspiration, not me.

A very kind lady today said considering I’m so ill, I look very well (love her) and how do I do it?????? um ????

I keep being asked how do I find the strength to do what I do. That’s easy I just look at my son and see the milestones he has crossed. That baby boy, who they said would never walk or talk….

Is now running free and laughing with Mummy x x

HELPING YOUR BUSINESS GROW INTERNATIONALLY

UK Trade & Investment

Call 020 7215 8000 to find out how to get in touch with an International Trade Adviser in your area.

Or http://www.ukti.gov.uk/home.html?guid=none

Support Type: 

Expertise, Advice and Mentoring

How can they help?

Structured advice and support to prepare your company to start exporting, with the aim to improve your company’s exporting capabilities and to help you enter new export markets.

What does it do?

What you receive will be designed to meet your needs, but you will typically receive:

• Assessment of your company’s ability to export;

• Help with a plan to help you start exporting, improve your exporting capability, or enter new export markets;

• Advice and support enabling you to put your plans into action

What will it achieve for me and my business?

Help is tailored to individual company needs but you may get help from an experienced International Trade Adviser to:

• Gain the skills needed to trade internationally;

• Learn how to conduct market research;

• Travel to new markets and participate in trade fairs;

• Learn how to overcome cultural barriers to exporting;

• Receive information, contacts and on the spot assistance to help you win business in new overseas markets.

You should see improved business results.

How much will it cost? This depends on what you require. Most of their help is free but there are charges (albeit at a subsidised rate) for some of the services, notably from UKTI staff overseas. SMEs, inexperienced in trading internationally may be eligible for grant towards market research, overseas visits, participation in trade fairs etc. The scheme is aimed at any businesses that are deemed to be suitable and ready to export.

Additional Information: 

Most support is available throughout the UK. Certain aspects of intensive assistance are for England only. The Devolved Administrations have comparable schemes. This product is open to all UK businesses and those that make a significant contribution to the UK economy. Which is how it should be learn to be generous and you will find that the benefits are amazing.  Some specific named programmes are only open to companies that meet the EU definition of an SME. Some aspects of the product are chargeable but at a subsidised rate.

Business Type: 

Private company

Public limited company

Partnership

Maximum of employee 249

A Normal Option For A Normal Person ;p

The New Enterprise Allowance…………….Not bad and easy to access as well.

This is great if you are deciding to start your own business and you’re in receipt of benefits. The benefit that qualify’s is Job Seekers allowance.

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Jobseekers/programmesandservices/DG_198864

Its primarily designed for loan and finance, but also offers a very good mentoring. New Enterprise Allowance is great for connections too, and they support you for 6 months from your sign up day.

New Enterprise Allowance ……………… what is it?

  • Support and advice to help prepare for self-employment
  • Support for at least the first six months of trading
  • An allowance paid for the first 26 weeks of business, to help support you during your business start up. At these times your earnings could rise and fall
  • Loan of up to £1,000

The allowance and the loan are not taken into account when working out these benefits

  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Tax credits
  • Income Tax

New Enterprise Allowance …………….Get The Ball Rolling

If you are interested in taking part in The New Enterprise Allowance then please talk to your Jobcentre they will explain everything and put your mind at ease:

Touching on these topics

  • How will the New Enterprise Allowance works?
  • Who will assess the business idea/Plan?
  • Who provides the practical support?
  • What do the adviser expect from me at the Jobcentre?
  • How much will I be paid?
  • About the loan – including where to apply for a small, affordable loan to help with start up costs
  • What will happen when the allowance ends

If they think your idea is viable then they will direct you to a funding option, usually in the form of a low interest loan.

I have had a Community Development Finance Association (CDFA) low interest loan (Impetus Marches,Shropshire very nice people) These specialists will go over your business plan with a fine tooth comb and either grant you the funds or point you in the right direction of a mentor so you can get to where you want to be. You will also be assigned a mentor if you get the funding so again a win win situation  (loan)

For more information please contact Jobcentre Plus on 08456 060 234

Eligibility: 

To meet the criteria you have to be over 18 years of age and one of the following:

  • In receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance for at least six months, before entry to the Work Programme
  • Your Business Idea has been looked at and it’s a cracker  ;D
  • You live in an area where The New Enterprise Allowance is available

Good luck guys hope this helps x x x

See you soon

Laters x

I Haven’t Forgotten x x

I promised last night that I would share as much quality information as I could find x

I am working on 4 separate pieces for you whilst feeding Willow and organising helping The Trussell Trust as they helped me and that’s what it’s all about.

Let me tell you a secret, But you mustn’t tell or we may get judged…………………………….WELL I DON’T CARE, PLEASE DO TELL, TELL THE WHOLE WORLD…………. HOW FANTASTIC THESE PEOPLE ARE X X X

Here’s is my secret  x

As you know my family have suffered these past few months and my plan to save them was horribly stolen from me . I mean honestly… I could write for Eastenders and win an award.

Just when you think their is no justice in the world and how the hell am I going to get through this? People like the Trussell Trust come and save you. They didn’t know my family. They didn’t judge or frown at my failure as a Mother. They told me it was OK to feel the way I was feeling and that they could help.

These people gave us enough food for 1 week with toiletries. They have helped us twice now x x My children thought it was Christmas. This is what people don’t realise at the moment is it’s not just the homeless that need help or people in hostels. More and more people including myself a proud Mum of 4 need their help because f the mounting costs of today’s fuel, food and everyday living.

I have no doubt that when GenieHomeSwap we will be doing some fund raising for the Trusseel Trust as these acts of kindness will never be forgotten x x

So you see today I’m being intervied by someone from the BBC about how more and more families like myself are using the Foodbank. That’s the only way I can repay them for helping my family until Genie is running x x

So  I will upload your pieces soon I have to just finish helping a friend ;D

I’m not ashamed of having to use the Foodbank I’m proud to be a part of something so special but maybe next time it would be nicer to be the giver and not the receiver x x x

http://www.trusselltrust.org/