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Returning to work as a carer/healthcare assistant with fibromyalgia

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Aphrodite_Persephone
Aphrodite_Persephone Community member Posts: 21 Connected
edited June 9 in Work and employment

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia six years ago. I left school without completing my GCSES and have worked as in carer/healthcare assistant roles as that's all I'm qualified for. I currently am studying AAT Level 2 in the evenings which I finish next month and plan to study for my GCSEs Maths, English & Biology along with AAT Level 3 during the evenings starting in September.

The issue is I'm REALLY REALLY struggling financially, due to my fibromyalgia I'm limited in what work I can do but I've applied for sit down jobs such as receptionist but I get nowhere due to having no GCSEs so I'm really considering returning to working as a carer/healthcare assistant and if I cause further damage to my body then so be it. I think home carer would be better than working on the wards or in a care home as I'll get a little rest between patients.

I just wanted to know if anyone here with fibromyalgia currently works as a carer/healthcare assistant? How has it been for you? Any struggles?

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