Hi all, thank you for taking the time to read my message. No one wants to beg but sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures. I’ve found myself in financial hardship. I had a good job but unfortunately was dismissed under health grounds. I had kyphoscoliosis corrected in a 10 hour operation to fuse my spine, my employer supported this but subsequent absences of acute asthma and total placenta previa was not supported. I’ve had a bad time with my health but I’m now on the mend and caring for my 3 daughters. I’m struggling to find a job as the reference provided from my last job has come from HR not my manager. It states ‘Francine’s performance was satisfactory. This employee was dismissed due to long term absence’. No employer wants to see that. It hurt me deeply as I was very good at my job, I even trained others. Funny thing is I worked for DWP within the disability side. No one cared when I left, no one contacted me, no one offered me support. Honestly it was heartbreaking as I cared about my work. Anyway the reason why I have found myself here is because I’ve decided that rather than seek employment, I would re-train instead. I’ve enrolled with The Open University to study Arts and Humanities (I studied Art at college and had a keen interest in Art History). I thought now is a good time to do it whilst my children are young so I can still be around for them. I’ve applied to student finance to help me with my tuition costs, it will put me in more financial debt but I’m not as concerned about that yet as I’m not earning yet. I just need a tiny bit of help to buy my books. There’s only 3 surplus ones I need outside of the provided course books. The total is £27.97 for their face value. I have put a copy of the letter with the required books in my images. It may seem like a small amount to some, but after paying for school uniform and general household bills and food I’m left with a deficit. I don’t have spare money at the end of the month, and the debts are mounting up. I’m keeping on top of it the best I can, but of course it’s a worry. I’m staying positive, my time will come. If anyone wants to email me for more information, please feel free I’m an open book. I’ve had a lot of lows and life experiences in my life and I’m only 36. It’s time for me to achieve the life I want for me and my children. I’m going to make them proud.
Thank you ever so much for reading this, if you would like to help me in my studies my PayPal is https://paypal.me/erinscarlettapril