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Today's it's so hard to get help

ksenia89bf Community member Posts: 26 Connected
i can't use my right hand at all. I can't carry nothing in my arm at all. I can't get out the bath or have a shave. i suffer with panic attacks while eating too.

I have no use of my dominant hand at all, i find it difficult to do anything now. I cannot believe it I have my carer who helps me out and has to be my right hand 

I don't understand I've worked all my life but when I want help according to the DWP I'm not intilted to any help no disability benefit.

I was told I can work, what with one hand I am not left handed I'm right handed. I find it hard to use my dominant hand. i can't hold a fork✨️ spoon✨️ knife✨️ cup✨️ razor too.

The main thing I can't get angry or show no emotional as i have a weak heart and ulcers and being emotional and anger makes my ulcers burst 

I've been in intensive care many times and I have to be careful with my emotions.


  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 7,562 Scope online community team
    This sounds really difficult to manage @ksenia89bf especially as you need to be careful with your emotions. All this can have a big impact on mental health, is it something you've discussed with your GP?

    It might be useful to know that you can make a referral for additional mental health support without speaking to a GP.

    Thanks for reaching out, that's a positive first step. It sounds like you've applied to benefits, but haven't been successful, is that right?

    I wonder, have you looked into any aids or adaptions that might make using things with your left hand more comfortable? I know active hands has all sorts of things, which might be of interest to you.

    If we can help with anything else, please let us know :)
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  • ksenia89bf
    ksenia89bf Community member Posts: 26 Connected
    I'm not entitled to benefits. I've had a disability for thirty years and I've worked▫️I've been referred to see a neurologist and yet i still can't use my right hand at all ▫️I've worked all my life and now I need help i can't get any ▫️I have asked nicely what job's are available for me to do with just my left-hand only ▫️my dominant hand is my right ▫️I'm very lucky I have a kind-hearted lady friend who I've known for 37 years who helps me 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    It sounds positive that you have a friend who helps you @ksenia89bf. Friends are super precious, aren't they?! Have you been able to reach out to Scope's Employment Services if you are interested in seeking employment? Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to help  :)
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