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  • Since, my stressful PIP interview last week both my wife (she was my support) and I feel totally drained. As she rightly said; We need a holiday after that interview. It was stressful to travel to and from and stressful during and now we have the stress of waiting to see if some pen pusher allows my claim.
    What I cannot understand is that I am 68 in July, well past retirement age so I dont really think that I should have needed to go to the assessment.
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      No we cannot afford to go away on holiday.
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  • hope
    Hi I'm hope and was so happy that other people have a pet,(family member) as mine and daughter both get so much love and support from the dog we got him not as a pup but he automatically new I was physically ill and he knows when I need help he wakes my daughter up and when fell down stairs he woke her and stayed at my side he is very tuned into our feelings.oh me guest ion was we both have adhd  and I think the dog got it shows off if attention not on him like running up down stairs do u think it's because we don't get visitors.or just the dog gets the same thing as of us.
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  • SophieBrockhouse
    Hello, 

    I am a fashion design student at Nottingham trent university, I am currently doing a project where I have been asked to design a clothing range for people with physical disability. There is unfortunately a real shortage of clothes for people with disabilities in high street stores and we are aiming to encourage a change, I want to gather as much first hand research as I can to ensure the clothes I design will be trendy as well as convenient and comfortable.
    I would appreciate any information you may have about the struggles of finding clothing to suit your needs and also what aspects and functions you would desire to have if you were able to create your own clothing. 

    Thank you so much for your time, 

    Sophie Brockhouse 
    April 7
    • htlcy
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      Hi Sophie, sorry I've only just seen this! Of course! The main issues I've had with clothing are finding things to fit over splints or braces (I used to wear a spinal brace). I also love shirts, but find buttons quite the challenge! For me it'd be great to have clothing that'd easily accommodate arm splints etc without me having to order several sizes up. Alternatives to button fastenings would be useful, too. When I wore my brace, jeans were a nightmare...a way to accommodate this, perhaps? Hope this has given you some ideas. I'm more than happy to talk more. You can find me on twitter as @htlcy, too.
      All best
      Heather