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Jobs for disabled/physical and mental

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Inneedofhelp00
Inneedofhelp00 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi all, Just wondering if anyone knows a particular place to go to look for jobs for myself who has physical and mental health  disabilities. It is a lot harder than I thought to access real employment in this criteria. I did feel like giving up on everything at one point, there is no real help, I was put on the mental health team for PTSD/ grief/a number of other traumas, told my break down and depression was due to all these unresolved traumas, given anti depressants, got a letter from mental health team saying I was being put on a care plan?? then didn't hear anything for weeks, I had to call them!  anyway the point I am getting to is I find it so so hard to ask for help, I went ten years after my son passed away carrying on trying to be a strong mother for my remaining three children, but things got really bad about 6 months ago, and I was sucked into darkness and hell, so I asked for help from my doctor, got referred, had assessment, spoke to a Psychiatrist on the phone for maybe 10 minutes, as my appointment got cancelled day before my face to face with him, literally I am a the point of no return, so I am trying to get back to work, but I have arthritis in my hips and spine so I cant stand for long and walking is incredibly painful, But cant find any jobs. I apologise for my rambling, I really just don't know what I am meant to do, I am getting £249 per month from universal credits to survive, they are paying for my rent, I have only been out of work for 5 months due to my health conditions, but no one is helping me with anything, I am a in need of some kind of help please.

Thank you for this platform, I feel better having somewhere to at least write how i feel, even if no one hears me. xx 

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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,505 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Inneedofhelp00 :) 

    It sounds as though you've been through a lot, so thank you for reaching out to us. 

    I can see that you've tried to access mental health support, which is good. Have you been able to secure the type of support you need? I know it can be tough. 
    I did feel like giving up on everything at one point
    literally I am a the point of no return
    Would you feel comfortable telling us a little more about what you mean by this?

    In terms of seeking appropriate employment, I'm wondering if you might find it helpful to access our supportive employment services. One of our friendly advisers could help you to secure employment that's right for you.
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