The lady in the video below is Ellie Waugh, chief executive of the charity Humanity Torbay, which aims to help the vulnerable secure homes, jobs and training.
Part of that mission has involved working with the Conservative government – but this has come with strings attached, including a demand not to criticise Tory policies such as Universal Credit on pain of losing grant aid.
Ms Waugh has chosen to speak out despite these threats because she thinks the public needs to know how bad the situation is.
Her statement is clear: “It is absolutely awful out there.”
Read more and watch the video of Ellie Waugh at Vox Political