Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

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Hi, my name is nomore!

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nomore
nomore Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Pip process is to much for me, ignoring dr letters making me feel like im begging for money. Never claimed anything in all my 62 years have always worked, but now they ignore my every day struggles and have turned me down, I can hardly walk my mental health is rock bottom, dont want to go on anymore

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  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member Posts: 23,886 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @nomore Welcome to the Community. I am so sorry you are having such a difficult time at the moment. Would you consider doing a Mandatory Reconsideration to challenge this. You could ask https://advicelocal.uk to help with this.
    If you need someone to talk to you can call the Samaritans. You do not have to be suicidal to get in touch with them. They will not judge or tell you what to do. You can call them anytime day or night free from any phone.
    https://samaritans.org

    If you have any questions please ask. Take care.  
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,294 Scope online community team
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    I'm so sorry you're going through this @nomore. It's completely understandable that you'd feel overwhelmed and frustrated by the process, but please remember that there are people who are willing to help. 
    We have some useful advice and support pages on our website about Personal Independence Payment (PIP) but you could also call our helpline on 0808 800 3333 or reach out to Citizens Advice? I understand the process can be long and full of hurdles, but organisations like Citizens Advice will be able to offer you free advice and support on navigating the system.

    I can certainly appreciate why you might be struggling with your mental health throughout this, but please remember you can talk to your GP or even look at making a self-referral for support with your mental health through your local authority.

    I'm going to pop you over an email with some other bits, but if you continue feeling like this, please don't hesitate to give Samaritans a call as Beaver79 recommended, you can call them on 116 123.
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