Bridget is 52 years old and is on Employment and Support Allowance owing to her mental health. She lives alone and relied on support groups, but now most have closed down. She says, “There are too many cuts and too many places closed down. Since all these cuts have affected me, I don’t go out as much as I used to. I’ve pretty much had a relapse and gone back to stage one, when I’d come so far with the help and support of these groups. Now they’re not there, I’ve gone backwards again.”