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  • stewartm
    Hi Gaina
    It`s nice to meet you here :) I know a guy Paul who,s looking for few people for telesales of his Computer Graphic Design services. His company called 3Dpic. He said he`ll provide with everything, so you don`t need to spend money. He`s paying commission from sold services, and you can work from home as you wanted. There`s a phone number on his website or send him an email to: office at 3dpic dot co dot uk.
    I hope this will help you !
    Stewart

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    Hi @lackeen2018,

    Thanks for your message, and sorry to hear that you'd like to delete your account and that you no longer wish to communicate on the community. Is there anything we can help you with at this time to encourage you to keep your membership?

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  • Well, Well, finally had my PIPs Review. After fiasco of them not turning up for first home meeting they arranged. I had to go into their office . My brain scambled at times so not holding out much hope. The office where situated. You are sent in advance paperwork how to get there. Each step is written clearly whether you travel car, or bus. All measurements are written down that is steps and mileage. They open the door for your entry with button by reception desk. You asked to wait then taken in. Where questioned on the form,  then asked if you use social media if so how many times. If you do online banking how often. What do you do socially where do you go. How far can you travel if went out . As long as answer honestly it should go ok. End of day it's how their medical professional sees your case regardless how you are yourself .Like myself having osteoarthritis being paralised at 21 with it they thought was polio... not sure if lucky but it came back again at a slower pace and it's not going to go away. I claimed disability due to a home visit from DSS benefits person telling me to claim as she saw me on a really bad day. It was not easy at that time I had 3 examinations two by their own private Dr's before I had my lifetime award as it's not going to get better. Now i am  waitin results of this review with anticipation be interesting. I am not taking prescription medications due to my stomach so expect that will go against me. I do not run Dr's with slightest pain or I would be there every week. I home medicate not something they look at fondly. It seems if you have replacement joints you are now classes as fit. Yes that particular joint can now be bent in less pain but believe me the osteoarthritis is all over body in feet, hands, hips back, neck, shoulders, I also shin splints down front of my leg bones, was informed by a retired Dr friend of mine. Oh that was not on my pips form , trouble is living with painful osteoarthritis for so long you learn to cope what you can do to ease pain what not to do to exaggerate it. I will keep you informed of progress. Oh when leaving office the door is not opened by reception if my daughter had not been with me I would not have opened it. Very small lever she had to push down. She said mum you would not have done that. Why did they not open door by switch atat recepti to let us out??  

    7:13AM
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  • GoForIt
    Brentus, I think you may be right about some assessors being unifomed in their approach. You said nothing wrong .
    August 15
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    August 14
  • hi my name is Nicole Armstrong and im 20 years old and I have learning disabilities I have struggle to understand big words and I struggle to remember a lot of things and I struggle to know what's going on in my life and my partner has to help me when I go fishing with him and if it doesn't go my way I get agitated with my self if I don't do it right  I struggle with with my reading and writing and it takes me longer to process things in my head that's why my partner is helping me on what I write on her for people to understand me .
    August 15
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  • Goodienuff
    Hi, just a thought, but I was wondering if you can sign?  I have tried to learn to do it a couple of times, but I just couldn't get it, despite having some great teachers of BSL, and if you have that skill, I reckon the colleges would be glad to have you!
    August 15
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  • Wow thank you!  I wasn't expecting a badge!!  This is an amazing website.  I may not be posting much more today, there's so much reading to be done.  So happy to have this site xx
    August 15
  • Goodienuff
    Despite having a recommendation letter from my physiotherapist and the guy who helped me filling out the application, I was sent an appointment to go for the pip assessment at 10:30 am, I called them up (ATOS) and said that I was expecting a home visit, due to multiple problems with (im)mobility which was stated on the application, and she asked , "so if you need to see your doctor, does he come to your home?". When I said if necessary he/she would, but I normally manage to get there" She told me, "well in that case you are considered able to come here for the assessment!!

    When I told her that my GP was a short way away, and I normally get my partner or one of my 2 daughters (both of whom have 3 kiddies and jobs) this girl wasn't listening and she said there was no way I could have a home visit, as I " don't meet the criteria, and she said I will have to get there or if not my DLA will stop and won't be eligible for pip!! 
    I have been ill worrying about this ever since.  I am considering taking this to my MP Dan Jarvis!  
                                  How can they do this??  If they don't agree that I am eligible, I will be completely housebound, since I get my car tax, rent and council tax reduction!  My partner is my driver, but I won't have a sodding car!!  
    August 15
  • ross_andiamo
    Hello Ryan,

    I'm a design engineer at a company called Andiamo. We use 3D scanning and then 3D printing to make perfectly fitting orthotic devices for children mainly with CP. We are based in Shoreditch, London and have provided approximately 100 leg and back brace devices to children in the UK and in Norway through a partner clinic.

    I wondered if you would be interested in taking part in a small discussion about technology for the less-able with our team? If so, or if you would like to know more please feel free to email me at [email protected]
     
    I have contacted another of your Scope employees about talking with us about his experience with CP so I thought it would be really nice to also try to tap into your technical knowledge as a seperate talk for a nice balance. 

    If you'd like to know more about us here is a short article in the Guardian and some nice videos on our founders:
    August 15
  • ross_andiamo
    Hello Ryan,

    I'm a design engineer at a company called Andiamo. We use 3D scanning and then 3D printing to make perfectly fitting orthotic devices for children mainly with CP. We are based in Shoreditch, London and have provided approximately 100 leg and back brace devices to children in the UK and in Norway through a partner clinic.

    I wondered if you would be interested in taking part in a small discussion about technology for the less-able with our team? If so, or if you would like to know more please feel free to email me at [email protected]
     
    I have contacted another of your Scope employees about talking with us about his experience with CP so I thought it would be really nice to also try to tap into your technical knowledge for a separate talk as a nice balance. 

    If you'd like to know more about us here is a short article in the Guardian and some nice videos on our founders:
    August 15
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