Left high and dry by libraries

Dear Messenger April 2019.

Dear Editor,

So once again people who rely on library IT services to administer claims, job search diaries, appeals and everything else associated with the now online only Universal Credit have been left high and dry by Sheffield Council with all libraries being closed over the Easter holiday. Those of us who need to keep up with online elements of such benefits (and who in many cases face sanctions if they don’t) will have had no free internet access for four whole days. The need for people to use library IT services does not go on hiatus for bank holidays such as the Easter weekend, nor should Sheffield libraries IT services.

Yours faithfully,

Martin Vaughan