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We occasionally publish guest blogs from people we work with.

If you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact communications@curo-group.co.uk or tweet us @Curo_Group.

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How Passport to Housing changed my life

Although not a Curo resident at the time, Joanne was referred to Curo's Passport to Housing service so she could get support to move home having been affected by the 'bedroom tax'. Joanne shared her story with us: I needed to move. My son moved out and that meant I was affected by the bedroom tax. On top of that, the property I was living in was unsuitable because of my health…

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“In a few short months my life has changed”

Bath resident and Curo customer Rebecca recently completed an administration work placement at Mulberry Park with construction contractor Rydon. The experience transformed not only her career but her life. Here’s what she had to say:

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Back at work, earning money & in control

Curo customer Sophie is a single parent and full-time mum to four children. The Government’s recently introduced benefit cap meant Sophie was set to lose £86 a week. Today Sophie is a qualified child-minder getting paid to do work that she loves and that fits around her life. Here’s Sophie’s story:

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B&NES Mayor Referendum: The view from the 'Mayor for B&NES' campaign

On Thursday 10 March 2016, there will be a referendum on the question of whether Bath & N E Somerset should change to having an elected mayor and Cabinet; or remain with a leader of the council and cabinet system. In this guest blog post, Philip Raby, chair of the 'Mayor for B&NES' campaign sets out the case for change.

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B&NES Mayor Referendum: The view from the 'No to B&NES Mayor’ campaign

On Thursday 10 March 2016, there will be a referendum on the question of whether Bath & N E Somerset should change to having an elected mayor and Cabinet; or remain with a leader of the council and cabinet system. Paul Myers, Chair of the ‘No to B&NES Mayor’ campaign asks residents to vote to keep the ‘Council Leader’ model.

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Behind the scenes at a foodbank

It’s estimated that over 500,000 people across the UK now access food banks. More and more people are finding they don’t have enough money coming in to pay for life’s necessities. Somer Valley Foodbank Coordinator Joy Fraser describes how this vital safety net operates.

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