This is Karen, a learning mentor who has worked in her school for seven years, she gets to work at 8.30am and is usually the last one to drive her car out the car park.
“As I’m talking to you now, there is £40 in my bank account to last from now until next payday. Next payday is the 25 September.”
Karen is a single mother of a 15-year-old girl.
She says her daughter “has to have £4 a day for her bus fare to school and £1 for something to eat.”
“She’s at that age where there are lots of things that she wants but she never asks me for them because she knows she can’t have them.”
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