Close to Home – iceandfire’s new documentary play
iceandfire are making a new documentary theatre play which examines the impact of the government spending cuts on public services, income and social support.
We are looking for personal stories about how the public sector cuts are affecting people’s lives. How will these cuts affect some of the most marginalised and vulnerable communities? How will the cuts alter the lives of working people? How will our communities change under the planned cuts yet to be rolled out? How do we prevent more people from falling into the poverty trap?
If you would like to share your story with us, or know of someone who would, then you can contact us in the strictest confidence. No names or details are revealed without permission.
People that we are looking to intervew might come from one of these groups:
- Public sector workers who have lost their jobs, faced a change in pension terms or been forced to accept new working conditions
- Working families paying more for child-care or those loosing Home Start or Sure Start Services
- Those affected by the loss of community centres, drop-in facilities or services for the elderly – including cuts to public transport
- Disabled people respite care or support payments for care assistance or equipment
- Mental Health service users who have experienced cuts to support services or who are being moved to JSA
- Housing benefits claimants at risk from the proposed payment cap
- Students who have lost the EMA, or those dissuaded from Higher Education because of fee payments
- Students who require specialist teaching in mainstream schools
- Those impacted by cuts in Legal Aid
- Refugees and Asylum Seekers who have lost advisory or advocacy services
- Those using or working in advice centres – e.g. debt counselling, Citizens Advice Bureau
- Charities and voluntary groups who have had to downsize or merge
Interviewees are offered £45 expenses in cash in return for their time.
To participate or get any further information on this project, please contact:
Annecy Hayes || email@example.com || 07980 775347