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  • Hi everyone i am46 a mother and grandmother .I am disabled now and I enjoy gradening and holidays and my lovely family i am hopeing by joing scope i might meet new friends as my life has revolved round my family and now i find myself with more time on my hands but not really anyone to do anything with .but the kids lol so what do you do now . 
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  • The blog is no more. Turns out if your on benefits and disabled no one gives a ****.

    I tried to point out flaws in the system, which is really hard to do when the people in charge don’t understand it themselves. I have been accused of being mentally unhinged so before I am sectioned it all has to end.

     

    If you need me I will be outside.

     

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  • Online everything is going online. My doctors surgery has Wi-Fi. I asked one of the receptionists how many people use it, Not many most people have 4g better Wi-Fi  on their phones. When you go to your local GP's see if you can log on. As you are reading this you must be ok with this kind of thing  just try to log on to the Wi-Fi, Oh forgot to mention the posters say its easy. Good luck everyone.  
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  • Today I went to my local council office I have been trying to get a disabled bus pass and tried many times to do it online. I went there with my passport, a letter from the hospital about my MS and a utility bill. Plus my council tax demand, sorry sir you need to send them to a PO box and it has to be done online. They are quick to send out bills but when I ask for help this is all I get. HELP ANYONE 
    May 19
    • Dippy
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      Hi @SeanRyan I take it you don't have a laptop Ect to go on line ? Last time I renewed mine like you you went to council offices !
      In my area cheshire east. The local libruary can help they have an advisor for local council there they take your documents Ect and pass on stuff to your local counci . They also have laptops computers to use , for job search Ect and council stuff like your bus pass ! They also will help you on the computer if you need guidance . I do know using the computers is free for certain things but payment is nominal if not !
      It might be worth a phone call to your local libuary see if they can assist you , if phone first it will save you time and wasted journey if there not open .
      There is also the C.A.B. office that help to ?
      I'm really shocked that your local council office did not help you more !, they could of easily done the form from there offices because not all people have computers or use them regularly enough to be comfortable using them .
      Hope these surgestions help you . Hopefully your bus pass is sorted for you so you can be mobile again . Good luck
    • SeanRyan
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      Hi @Dippy thanks for your comment. I do have a laptop and high speed broadband. My local council Lewisham uses windows xp and after three days of trying different things and a bit of shouting I finally got on line. We dont have libraries anymore ours are staffed by volunteers all older than me and not one of them knows how to use a computer. As for Citizens advice we used to have two now thats all online as well. I spent five and a half hours today at my doctors trying with their staff to register on their system to get repeat prescriptions. The problem isn't me its outdated systems run by people who think they know how it works. The reason I couldn't log on to the lewisham council website? I use google chrome! if you try with internet explorer works fine. I am 52 and know IT and it took me three days to register. My Blog is about this very subject. If your old or disabled and have no idea about computers. How are they supposed to do it?
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  • dafflover
    Hi Wildlife. Thanks for your advice. Have already had a conversation with a decion maker on a call back but wasn't helpful at all. When he asked me how my disability affects my daily life and I told him all the things that I find difficult he just said we can't take those things into consideration well, why bother asking me ??? They just won't change their decisions so will have to let the tribunal see if they agree or not.
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