Dial, based in Southernhay, Basildon, is the latest south Essex charity to go after Basildon Council withdrew crucial funding.
Jan Stevens, the charity’s boss, said: “We are very, very upset. We are due to shut at the end of April. After all this time the charity is now facing closure, but what concerns us the most is the number of people out there who need our service.”
Really? And just what is this vital service you offer?
She went on to say that about 3,000 disabled people will be affected across south Essex, with many of those receiving help filling crucial forms and paying bills on the internet.
Many of Dial’s clients don’t know how to use a computer, according to Mrs Stevens.
And you’re not interested in teaching them, clearly. Because then you’d be out of a job, wouldn’t you?
Last year, Basildon Council cabinet members approved a proposal to give its entire £205,000 annual advice fund to the Citizens Advice Bureau.
It meant Dial and Impact – a charity that specialises in complex legal cases – both lost out on their share of the fund.
It’s not ‘your share’. You’re not entitled to it.