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Work and epilepsy

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Homesteady
Homesteady Community member Posts: 5 Listener
edited January 20 in Work and employment
Hi,
I'm wondering if you all have any suggestions of any jobs that actually hire people with epilepsy? I have recurrent clusters of seizures regularly with maybe a weeks worth of 'good days' a month and have just qualified for LCW meaning I have to do 'Work Related Activity' to prepare for going back into work in the future.
I was self-employed for years and actively working until February, could choose my own hours and it worked well but im way too exhausted and unwell to run a business right now. Universal Credit only give you a year to get your earnings up to their threshold on self-employed (like a start up year or something), which came to an end in August (I wasnt working and had recurring sick notes) so if I went self-employed again I would have to be earning a full wage straight away for it to even matter ie no tax credit equivalent as self-employed on Universal Credit. So the only way I could ever see myself contributing to our household finances would be to get a part time job but where? Where will employ me for one sporadic week a month? I can't go too far because im signed off driving and need somebody to travel on public transport with me. My other half cant work full time because he's looking after me a lot of the time and one full time wage would work out less than UC anyway (even though we're on a shoe string as is!)
It feels stupid asking this as im not safe to go to a job but LCW expects me to prepare for work and without the little bit of extra money from LCWRA that I apparently don't qualify for we're drowning over here and fast.
Appreciated!

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