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  1. BillFish

    Are we just a management problem?

    What prompted me to ask, is a recent campaign for homeless people. Listening to the discussion on radio four, the assistant presenter pointed out that in one particular case a homeless man with addiction mental health issues had cost the NHS 100, 000 pounds a year for several years until he...
  2. E

    Why does DLA/PIP have to be the only proof of disability?! - Rant!!

    Argh just been trying to buy train tickets. Thought I'd check out the Disabled Person's Railcard... turns out the only proof for mental health issues is getting DLA/PIP, which I've just been refused (appeal in pipeline...) Same with Housing Benefit - I'm only allowed enough to rent a room...
  3. cpuusage

    United Nations Probing UK Over 'Grave' Human Rights Violations Of Disabled

    United Nations Probing UK Over 'Grave' Human Rights Violations Of Disabled United Nations Probing UK Over 'Grave' Human Rights Violations Of Disabled The United Nations has launched an investigation into whether Iain Duncan Smith's disability benefit changes have led to "grave or systemic...
  4. supergreysmoke

    Charming Sociopathic Councillor Given Warning ??

    BBC News - Coventry councillor David Kershaw assaulted after cuts proposal Coventry councillor David Kershaw assaulted after cuts proposal A Coventry city councillor has been assaulted after he proposed transport cuts for disabled children. David Kershaw was pushed over in an attack by three...
  5. J

    BPD & dependant disorder..can anyone explain please

    Hi there, for over a year now i have been suffering badly, i have always had severe depression & anxiety for i think over 30yrs (because of childhood) i'm now 50yrs old, anyway i have been diagnosed by the psychiatrist & spychotherapist with BPD & dependant disorder, i'm taking mirtazapine and...
  6. S

    In need of a new carer, where do I start!?

    Not sure this is the right forum thread but my now ex boyfriend has been my carer for the past 4 years and we are currently in the middle of a break up. In this time I need to find a new carer but I don't really know how any of it works. I hardly have any friends who can replace him and I'm...
  7. cpuusage

    Welfare Reforms In Breach Of ‘Legal Obligations’ To Protect Disabled People, Finds Landmark Report

    Welfare Reforms In Breach Of ‘Legal Obligations’ To Protect Disabled People, Finds Landmark Report Welfare Reforms In Breach Of 'Legal Obligations' To Protect Disabled People, Finds Landmark Report A report published today by Just Fair finds that the UK government is in breach of its legal...
  8. M

    Disabled Person's Travel Pass

    Hi Has anyone ever applied for one of these? I honestly do not think I would be fit enough to drive with how my meds make me feel. It was suggested to me to apply for one, so I just might! Thanks in advance
  9. N

    Work Programme "Pushing Disabled People Away From Job Market"

    Work Programme "Pushing Disabled People Away From Job Market" It's a long article that's best read in full, so I'll just post the link here. Mind - Work Programme pushing people with disabilities further from work
  10. C

    Why do I struggle to get any help?

    I'm a 34 year old Virgin, I have learning disabilities and I'm often the victim of hostile treatment whenever I go out. I thought people like me were supposed to be protected? Taken from this site https://www.facebook.com/LetsTalkDisability Absolute pish... we're not in the 90s or 80s or...
  11. C

    Disabled and way too fking ugly.

    I'm stick thin, my head is a weird shape, my nose is bent to the right, my cheek bones stick out... and I'm in constant fear whenever I go out because Scotland is a dangerous place to live for someone like me, especially near my area... Harassment if you're a disabled person - Shelter...
  12. Wiseowl

    Changes To Disabled Students' Allowance

    The government are going to reduce the support provided by disabled students allowance from September 2015 for new applicants. Disabled students could be 'shut out' by government cuts It was a short written statement from the universities minister, David Willetts, to parliament just before...
  13. S

    disabled bus pass?

    I get DLA and I had my drivers license revoked yeago because of having schizophrenis symptoms.Do I qualify for a disabled bus pass? Is a disabled bus pass equal to free bus ticket or is it a reduced fare?
  14. A

    Anyone else responded well after being treated badly in a group

    My area gives more funding to groups run by volunteers than it seems to on therapy. I went to a group and to seminars run by the HA about mental health. I have PTSD and have had anxiety for a while too. At the seminar a volunteer who runs the PTSD group but is only interested in military cases...
  15. D

    working

    Do schizophrenics have to look for jobs or are they classed severely disabled? (united kingdom rules).
  16. Wiseowl

    Disabled charities attack fit-to-work tests after 1m people denied benefit

    Disabled charities attack fit-to-work tests after 1m people denied benefit original article Disabled charities attack fit-to-work tests after 1m people denied benefit | Society | theguardian.com Disabled charities attack fit-to-work tests after 1m people denied benefit Government figures...
  17. amathus

    Delay to PIP from DLA in some areas...

    "The government's welfare changes for disabled people in England, Scotland and Wales have been delayed. People will move from Disability Living Allowance to the Personal Independence Payment next week in only certain areas instead of the whole of Great Britain. Work and pensions minister Mike...
  18. Pickle81

    Feeling used.

    Big hello to anyone who clicked on my post The reason for my post is because today's events pretty much confirmed what I've been feeling for a long time. I went to an old friend's 60th birthday party today. She's been planning it for months and in my spare time I have been helping her with...
  19. A

    don't want to be a nuisance but feeling so bad

    Hi, is any body out there? I wrote yesterday about feeling so lost and so overwhelmed by my PTSD, I read around all sorts of posts last night & think that the lost feeling that kicked in when it all started going wrong again, the feeling that the lights are on but no one home, is disassociation...
  20. F

    PIPs won't help disabled people out of deprivation

    PIPs won't help disabled people out of deprivation | Stef Benstead | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
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