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  • Marvin58
    Hello Annette 
     I am on universall Credit but have long term mental health problem the Job coach suggests I get some volunteer work which is fine. But I can’t even provide a reference let alone get one  how do I explain this to the work coach it simple making me even more upset  and marginlised 
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    December 18
    • Pippa_Scope
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      Hi @Marvin58, you may like to post this in our Universal Credit discussions where more of our members will see it and hopefully be able to advise: https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/universal-credit
  • I'm just needing a listener , my son is severely ill, and will need a wheelchair very soon .but he is homeless, I do have him at mine the odd night , but I live be in an independent living scheme , how do I fight for accommodation for him ?? Please
    December 18
    • Pippa_Scope
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      Hi @Blanchette, I'm sorry to hear about this and your son's situation. Given the circumstances, I would advise giving our helpline a call for free at 0808 800 3333. Please do keep in touch and we'll advise where we can.
  • My friends appeal has got to the tribunal he recieved his bundle of paper work what happens now thanks
    December 18
    • Pippa_Scope
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      Hi @caroletierney80, you may like to post this in our PIP/DLA discussions where more of our members will see it and hopefully be able to advise: https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/talk-about-pip-dla
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  • Bazalad
    you cant stop it
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      Hi Bazalad. Thanks for writing on my wall. However, I don't know what your message is referring to. Would you like to explain further??
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  • Hi all just a update I had my esa tribunal on nov and  they couldnt make a decision at the time so they asked for all my medical records from 2015 to now had a new date for 10th of jan 2019 but yesterday the dwp decision maker rang me as they have more copy’s of my report and has now over turned it and put me in the support group so very happy just got to wait for them to back date my money from February of this year ....I would just like to thank every one on here for there help 
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  • Cathy35
    Hello Zee, 
    I am a mother who has the same case of your child. How are you? How is it with your child doing is she ok and progressing? I'm terribly worried of my son. He was premature 5 weeks. And.now he'll be 1 year old this 28th of december . He is diagnosed with PVL and spastic quadreplegia.  He can't sit yet without support, can't roll but when we put him in prone position he crawl like an army and he raised up his head well and he can turn back himself. We are busy with him 3x a week for Physiotherapy the therapist said he has mild cp quad. And he said said with in 6 mos he'll have a good trunk control. I hope so. The Neuro said if he can sit around 2 years old it's  a good sign. But he can play grasp toys he smiles to anybody he coohh ahhh oohhh haaahhh. I really hope and pray that he will be able to talk and walk. I'm terribly worried. I hope we can share each other our good experiences with our little angels. My son is a very lovely happy boy. He is a smart boy he is responsive, smiley and babbling. I am hoping to hear you soon Zee. 


    Best regards and wishes
    Cathy









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  • unhappy1
    My autistic teenager used to claim dla and the dwp had 10 years of hospital reports and ed psych reports. When he applied for pips he was awarded 7 points in total and the woman who conducted the assessment basically said because he had turned up looking clean that he must be fine and have no additional hygiene needs etc. The replies we actually gave were not used in the report and every answer was “twisted”. Does he have a bank account was one question. I replied I have put £20 in an account for him and he has a card but he isn’t able to use it himself or oversee his own finances. The answer on the report yes he can count and has an account so there are no additional needs around money. Etc. 
    Fortunately the government commissioned two reports to be conducted within two weeks of each other. The second twenty page report was conducted my an expert with a doctorate in special educational needs. This states that he has very significant and severe needs and needs a great deal of support on a daily basis. 
    I am currently making a complaint against the untrained pips person as I feel this is hidden disability discrimination, which is appalling and inexcusable in 2018. 
    December 18
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  • Matthewsheehy24
    Don’t let them beat you. That’s what the Dwp want people to do.Dwp just love kicking some one when they are already down.I know it’s hard but just try and keep your head and fight it all the way.Good luck chatterbox
    December 18
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  • thespiceman
    Hello pleased to meet you . Thank you for your message on my wall.

    I am one of the team of community champions. Who main role is to guide and help, inform new members.

    I am first of shocked by the attitude of the welfare support you have had. Second I know this is difficult for you. You have to realise there are many people like that. So my advice is go to CAB. Your local Citizens Advice centre.

    Make an appointment and go down ask anything relevant regarding PIP.  Then you will have some one to discuss anything you need to ask.

    I am concerned you have no money then this needs to be addressed as well.  Speak to CAB unable to find the words write it down what you want to say.

    I have anxiety and depression get nervous so write down anything I wish to say. including phone going to the Doctors.

    Sorry you are on your own is there any thing else I can advise.  Looking on line for relevant support and organisations.  Often I did not know what conditions you suffer from or illness.

    Please let me know or speak to SCOPE  call 0808 800 3333.

    I can give you numbers, details and names of organisations. When you first came on the forum try to say much as you can 

    I know with PIP so many of our members struggle every day including my self.

    Understand as I do.  You have come to the right place for information and support.  The main thing also you are not alone.

    Please feel free to contact me anytime you want to.

    I know you are angry and upset but you are an valued member of our community now and we can support you.

    Hope this helps you to be strong. Remember it is small steps.

    Pleasure to meet you

    Take care.

    @thespiceman






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