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  • Hi there guys. My name is Northernlass1.  I'm a 54-year-old mother of 4, I'm also a step-mum to 1  & Nana/Grandma to 21 ranging between Newborn to 18. I live with my partner/carer Paul Roper also 54-years-old.  We have a tabby tomcat called Fudge he's 7-years-old.  We're currently saving up for 1-2 more fur-babies decided on either Siberian Huskies as you just can't  have 1 or Alaskan malamute, or Samoyeds.  We like meeting new friends. Love going for a drive, day-tripping to beaches or the countryside etc. usually with a grandchild or 3, only get 5 of us in the car. 3 is plenty on a day trip.  I enjoy crafting, I call it my therapy,  I do paper-crafting, making Cards etc.  Art, Jewellery Making & Knitting,  I go on Facebook for games and keeping in touch with family & friends it keeps me out of mischief & crafting comes in handy with the grandchildren.

    I have various health issues see the list below:
    1. Osteoarthritis (Degenerative hips & right knee & hands)
    2. Bursitis (Right knee)
    3. (Right leg is shorter than the left leg by 1 cm)
    4. Cervical Lumba Spondylitis (Neck & base of spine)
    5. Diabetes (Type 2)
    6. Thyroid Disease (Under-active)
    7. Neuropathy (Nerve Damage)
    8. Retinopathy (Burst blood vessels on the retina)
    9. Oedema (Fluid Retention)
    10. Incontinence (Neuropathic Bladder)
    11. Chronic Kidney Disease
    12. Heart Murmur
    13. Agoraphobia (Panic attacks)
    14. Hernia in my back muscle
    15. Migraine 
    My partner/carer Paul has various health issues see the list below:.
    1. Asthma
    2. Hiatus hernia
    3. Anxiety/Depression  (Panic attacks)
    4. Alcoholic 
    My eldest daughter Angela has Epilepsy due to head injuries from being attacked by a group of 6 thugs who kicked her in the head etc. at the age of 13 on her way home from school.
    My youngest daughter Carol has Psoriasis on her scalp.
    My eldest son Damien was recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.  He had to give up his job as it was becoming a liability working in the service industry with food etc. 
    My youngest son Paul Jnr also has Panic attacks.

    We have grandchildren who have health issues as below:
    1. Verbal Dyspraxia
    2. Cerebral Palsy
    3. Hypermobility
    4. Reynauds syndrome 
    5. Excema
    We basically just get on with life in general and carry on regardless.  No use in worrying about all of it.  I guess pretty much like you guys, we're always looking for useful information about places to go, things to do or see.  Accessibility issues, practical help, money issues etc.  So that's us!

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  • LiamO_Dell
    Hi @newcomen23,

    I'm sorry to hear about the problems you're having with ESA. Have you applied for a mandatory reconsideration?

    We have lots of information about appealing a DWP benefits decision on our website, and we have a few groups here on the community which might be useful to you - you may find our 'Employment issues, finances and ESA' and our 'Ask a Benefits Advisor' categories of particular interest.

    I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, then please do get in touch.
    July 20
  • Still been refused esa can't work because my knees and back and depression, and I've done a new speak with a doctors letter and I still will not get it.  I can't concentrate on anything and forget most of the time what I am doing, but because I can turn my hands over on my medical I am fit to work. this is getting me further down and not sure what to do if it comes back again i can't get it... not in a good place.. 
    July 20
  • LiamO_Dell
    Hello @ethelmagdalenepaul,

    I'm sorry to hear about the problems you're having. Do give our helpline a call on 0808 800 3333 or email helpline@scope.org.uk and they'll be more than happy to help you.

    I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, then please do get in touch.
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  • LiamO_Dell
    Hi @kevk,

    In response to your message about Law Centres, their website has a handy map tool - along with a full list of centres - which can help you find your nearest centre which you can contact for support.

    I hope this helps, but if you have any other questions then please do get in touch!
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  • morning am only on 55 pound am very on well with with stress tip 2 am disability since 2004 and and i only living on 55 pound i have my rent council tax i have to eat please can some one help me find that problem they made are mistake at the job center they sent me are letter of aploge and up to nowam going round and roung please please am 62 years of age am in pain  stress not eating the right the mistake was am from abroad i work in this country am lolding are french passport my kids go to school hear i am hear for 17 years please pleade please some one ansee me on that case please 
    July 20
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      Thanks for havin me. plse refer to my post for advice, re, Law Centre. Thanks.
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  • Any info on my nearest Law Centre.  I live in the Crewe area, Cheshire. CW2. Plse help as legal intervention is now required in my ongoing tribunal. Thanks,
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