Costing Our Futures video transcript
I’m Amy. I live in southwest Wales and I’m a mental health advisor.
I’m Tara, I live in Carlisle, and I have a six year old daughter, and currently a student. I work evenings and weekends in a restaurant.
My name is Ire Adebayo. I work as a social care worker and I get paid by the hour.
As a result of the cost of living crisis, I have now had to drastically reevaluate my career options and my living situation.
No matter how hard I try the system, the economy’s making it harder and harder to survive.
I have always wanted to move from the rural community into a city centre. And that’s not possible at the moment due to living costs.
I had planned to finish off my degree as soon as possible so that I could start working towards a career. The impact of the cost of living crisis is just meaning that I might have to defer for a year just to concentrate on working, if not longer.
My advice to the Prime Minister is to hold a private consultation with young women.
Allow us to be a part of the decision making process.
I think they need to talk to us more, work with us more and gain some understanding of our lives. The things going on that they could help with.