@Twiglets I hope things improve for you soon. I hope they gave you a payout at least as a buffer for a while till you find other work. I (& our whole dept) was made redundant back in 2003 when the company was bought by another o/s co. and shutdown our whole division/project. I guess it's pretty lucky not to have had it happen at least once these days with the way business works.
@Summer glad you have a plan! that sounds great. good luck with it all