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Assessment said I am able to do some work

clarkjohnsonclarkjohnson Member Posts: 210 Pioneering


  • clarkjohnsonclarkjohnson Member Posts: 210 Pioneering
    Hello I'm Clark I'm a cancer survivor but had to finish work through mental and physical fatigue I had to have an health assessment and they said I could do some form of work . They don't seem to understand that I am different after cancer I'm 63 worked all my life 
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @clarkjohnson

    Good Afternoon & Welcome it’s great to meet you today.

    I’m very very sorry 😐 to read post/probs.

    Yes unfortunately they don’t know how to handle “Hidden Disability’s”

    We have got a “Benefit Calculator” here on our site which might be useful for you?????

    We have also got a number off “Benefit Advisors”  which we can call on???????

  • clarkjohnsonclarkjohnson Member Posts: 210 Pioneering
    Thanks after my next hospital check up is there any councilling available that might help my issue s 
  • AnkyieSponAnkyieSpon Member Posts: 138 Pioneering
    Hi @clarkjohnson welcome to the community. Reading your post has made me think not a work colleague. She's a survivor too but has come back to work and is not herself anymore. She was always the one who cheered everyone up and now she seems to keep to herself and has anxieties also gets very tired . These are things nobody understands unless you have experienced it. I'm not a cancer survivor but understand and support her due to my disabilities. 

    Do you belong to any support groups? Having a chat once a week or so with other survivors can help just to de-stress or get information on support you may not know is available to you. 

    Wish you luck.
    (Ankyie Spon)
    I'm a Pain Warrior
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @clarkjohnson

    “No probs”

    Here’s a link below for “NHS Councilling”


    Please please let me know if you require any further help/support????

  • clarkjohnsonclarkjohnson Member Posts: 210 Pioneering
    Thanks what gets me is to be honest is I've worked over 40 years never been ill before my cancer issue cropped up . I've got family over 70 themselves who also were sick with worry . I feel my working days are over because I'm tired now and at my age I feel I've paid my dues after working hard all my life . There's no human touch with the Dwp about emotional feelings if I had private pension s and could retire financially sound I would and there wouldn't be a problem. So they expect me to work with health problems till I reach retirement age it's a joke 
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @clarkjohnson

    “No probs”

    Yes I am in the same boat “SHIP”

    Please please please let me know if there’s anything that I can help you with moving forward?????
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2018
    Hello @clarkjohnson Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for your post and sharing with the community.

    I understand what you are going through. I am sure we can help and advise.

    It is finding what is right for you. What about looking for something different. I know maybe a change use the skills and talents, abilities. Have a change of direction.  Something to consider.




    These are websites run by people who have had illness, disability. 

    Also have you spoken to AGE UK for support and advice. See what they can help with. Lots of useful information on the website. I used them last year.

    Might some solutions there. Could be some opportunities for employment.  Even volunteering maybe who knows.

    AGE UK. 0800 055 6112.  https://wwwageuk.org.uk.  

    Hope I have helped.

    I know as a valued community member it is finding the right direction to go.

    Wish you success . We as a community are here if you need to know or ask anything.

    Pleasure to meet you .

    Take care.


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