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Don't have anyone to come with me at the WCA

bck93
bck93 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hello.

I have a WCA in the next two weeks. I do not have any family which could come with me as I live on my own nor have I seen my family and parents for many years. I don't really have any close friends which could attend with me, and I don't want to attend by myself. Is there any advocates or charities which help with this sort of thing? This is my very first ever WCA. I filled in the uc50 form exclusively for mental health reasons.

Any help or assistance and advice would is welcome.

Thank you in advance.

Comments

  • woodbine
    woodbine Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,737 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome, I would have to say that with only two weeks to go its unlikely. Is there a reason you feel you need someone with you because unless they are an appointee they won't be able to do much except sit there. You mention mental health reasons do you have any support?
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • bck93
    bck93 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    woodbine said:
    Hi and welcome, I would have to say that with only two weeks to go its unlikely. Is there a reason you feel you need someone with you because unless they are an appointee they won't be able to do much except sit there. You mention mental health reasons do you have any support?
    Hi Woodbine. I struggle with anxiety and leaving the house. Although I could probably attend (I wouldn't be in the best state), however, I thought this would look bad and the assessor would just assume that I'm okay due to attending by myself. That was the reason. I don't have family or friends due to my mental health problems, which makes life tedious if I'm honest. 

    I don't have any support in place, I just have strong medications. 

    Looks like I'll be going solo and more than likely failling.

    Thank you for your help and input.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,737 Disability Gamechanger
    You could try telephoning them and asking for a home visit, if they agreed (and it may be too late) you would need a letter from your GP to support your request. Might be worth a try tomorrow.
    Good luck
    Be extra nice to new members.

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