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Finding Work with Systemic Scleroderma

PeteO63PeteO63 Member Posts: 7 Connected
edited September 2018 in Employment and careers
Hi guys. My name is Pete 55 year old and unfortunately live in Hull. I became ill 3 year's ago with something called Systemic Scleroderma { an auto immune disease} that affects various parts of the body meaning I need to use crutches. Wheelchair or Mobility Scooter in order to get about. I also have a blood disorder COPD and Arthritis. I'm trying to get myself some work whether voluntary or otherwise but don't seem to be able to reach out to anyone that can help?  


  • atlas46atlas46 Member Posts: 827 Pioneering
    Hi @Pet063

    Nice to meet you.

    Have you tried meeting the Disability Employment Advisor (DEA) at your local jobcentre plus office.

    You will find him/her very helpful, in finding something to move you back into the world of work.

    They will also link you with the "Access to Work" team and importantly funding support.

    Let us know if you require any further information or assistance.

    Best wishes
  • PeteO63PeteO63 Member Posts: 7 Connected
    atlas46 thank you so much for your reply. Since being diagnosed I'm struggling with so much. I've been trying to get a disabled grant to help with a new mattress or bed but the social services are just messing me about and really wish i had someone to speak to? On ESA Support group yet don't have any kind of support network and this is affecting my mental health now.
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @PeteO63, and welcome! Great to have you here.

    I'm sorry to hear that you're struggling at the moment. Regarding work, you may be interested in Scope's Support to Work programme- hopefully one of our employment advisors will be in touch who can tell you more.

    I hope you know that you're a part of our community and we appreciate you- do get involved, and keep us updated, and we'll advise where we can.
  • PeteO63PeteO63 Member Posts: 7 Connected
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    @Sara_Scope or @pia_scope can you help?
    Senior online community officer
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