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Catherine21
Catherine21 Community member Posts: 404 Empowering

How are people coping with lack of information regarding labours manifesto not mentioning disabled people I'm finding it incredibly hard cant focus on anything sleeping eating not good I'm scared pls excuse spelling I'm trying breathing exercises distraction techniques but still come back to total terror cant speak to daughter about how I feel she has her own worries and life and people don't mean it but they say oh your be OK and shut it down

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  • MW123
    MW123 Scope Member Posts: 635 Trailblazing
    edited June 16
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    @Catherine21

    Catherine, it's evident from discussions on Scope's forums that many of us are feeling anxious about what the future holds. Whether it's concerns regarding changes to PIP or waiting for medical results, 'don't worry' is easier said than done. I'm doing my best to manage what's within my control, but some days are more challenging than others.

    Last week, I was consumed with worry about my medical results, fearing various scenarios about my cancer progression. When I finally met with my oncologist, the news wasn't good, but thankfully, it wasn't as bad as I had imagined. This experience has taught me that dwelling on potential problems only amplifies my anxiety, so I'm trying to focus on the present moment.

  • Cantilip
    Cantilip Community member Posts: 271 Empowering
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    Then someone'd better ask them, so I have. Message to LP from their site:

    'Search' on 'disability', 'welfare' on your site throws up a great many doubtless extremely laudable references to internal policies, treatment of members. The first one is ‘Role Description: CLP Disability Officer’, the second your ‘Disability Confident Scheme’ for prospective employees of the Labour Party. Do you really think the general public cares; could there not be a filter? .

    According to the disability charity, Scope, there are 16 million disabled people, which, even if we are not all over 18, is a very large number of Xs on ballot-papers. I think many of us would be interested in something concrete beyond ‘help to get back to work’. Some of us never will be capable of working. Some of us are pensioners. It would be good to have our existence acknowledged.

  • Catherine21
    Catherine21 Community member Posts: 404 Empowering
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    I agree I'm sorry to hear you have cancer I hope your OK and getting the best treatment I think for alit of us it's the fear of the unknown when you keep your world so small in your own bubble to protect yourself for me I cant be around people they drain me I relized I was masking for years and many other things like many mu brain is really wired different I hold a job down weeks months I burn out I get paranoid thinking people out to get me I'm up all night worrying day after day I get outburst I can't control no matter how I try I hate people looking at ne to talk I cant look at people they start calling me strange people say you will be surprised what you can do when you have too I will lose everything because I really can't do the everyday tasks people do

  • Catherine21
    Catherine21 Community member Posts: 404 Empowering
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    Whats LP pls

  • Cantilip
    Cantilip Community member Posts: 271 Empowering
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    Sorry, Labour Party

  • Catherine21
    Catherine21 Community member Posts: 404 Empowering
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    Oh OK yes I emailed them probley won't understand I'm so dyslexic but heyhoo I've written everything from assessments torturous degrading humiliating treatment wrote about tories said we will not accept the same from labour how thier silence is making us more sick I said everything and ever day I will email I feel like whoever survived the tories are being rounded up hell no got noting to lose I'm not scared to email them we deserve to have peace of mind we deserve to have a life because if you own an animal you have no disabilities if your a mum they threaten to phone social services if you go to the local shop your an athletic can do london marathon if you don't smell and are clean your OK the list goes on and on evil I've had to the back teeth everyone email labour and tell them we got noting to lose

  • Cantilip
    Cantilip Community member Posts: 271 Empowering
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    Great! The more people who contact them the better.

  • Cantilip
    Cantilip Community member Posts: 271 Empowering
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    Remember they 'want to hear from you', they'd 'love to hear from you'. https://labour.org.uk/contact/

  • Catherine21
    Catherine21 Community member Posts: 404 Empowering
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    Oh I'm glad they do I be using it like a diary daily updates on all my emotions probley be blocked if possible but I will have my say

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