We need to make some redundancies” are words that any employee hopes never to hear. The word in itself – redundant – has only redundantnegative connotations of being an unnecessary burden and surplus to requirements. Unfortunately, this is a word being heard by many people in our community as a consequence of the UK’s current economic climate.

It has been acknowledged that being made redundant can have a huge impact on a person’s self-esteem, relationships, finances and personal health but could this also provide some with the freedom to decide their own future.

Have you always dreamed of running your own business? Do you want to spend more time with your children? For some, this could provide you with the opportunity to find the work/life balance you crave. A visit to the job centre could confirm that you are receiving any financial assistance you are entitled to while you take the opportunity to re-group, re-train and make exciting plans for the future. We mustn’t question our capabilities and expertise but must use them in the best way possible to provide for ourselves and our families.


Submitted By Donna Pears

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Christopher Brown is Consett Magazine's lead journalist. Chris enjoys meeting with a whole host of different people to report on what's happening in Consett, Co.Durham.


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