My name is Aisha and Iím a GP trainee working in the NHS. I work hard (I would say that!) and I see people who work just as hard as I do, but for a lot less. This blog has been started to detail how different my life would be if I were to lose my job tomorrow and live off benefits.
1) To raise awareness of the struggle people have when they are on benefits.
2) To fight against the notion that people who require benefit assistance are in some way living a luxurious life.
3) To try and raise money for the many charities that help people who have fallen on hard times.
I have a lot of work to do to get myself ready and prepared but I aim to begin on 1st April to coincide with the start of the financial year.
Iíll add more to this blog in time so keep looking for updates on financial plans etc. Iíll initially give you an idea of how much I spend currently so you can see just how hard this will be.
Thanks for reading!