I am new hear, so I am sorry if this question has been asked before: I am sure it must have been. I am 55 and I was made redundant from a science teaching in the middle of 2010. When i got to 55, I took ARP just to get some sort of income, although this is only a few hundred pounds per month. Any savings I had have long ago drained away. I have a small, first floor maisonette in in Tottenham, which I have had up for sale for over a year, but no takers. I have registered with a number of agencies, but I have only got very occasional TA work, which hardly covers travel costs. I have joined general employment agencies but nothing there either. I have applied for other teaching jobs, but age and UPS 3 ensure no interviews; similarly, applying for jobs outside of teaching get no response. At one time, I tried to launch myself as a private tutor but this did not take off. I was employed briefly by one of the many Tuition Centres, which have sprung up, but this folded before pay day. I cannot afford to live much longer, do I wondered if any could thnk of anything that I might try.